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CALENDAR 


OF 


ANCIENT  RECORDS  OF  DUBLIN. 

VOL.  XIII. 


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1  •  .N    1 


A       l-i! 


I 


CALENDAE 


OF 


ANCIENT  RECORDS  OF  DUBLIN 


In  the  Possession  op  the  Municipal  Corporation  or  that  City 


EDITED    BY 

LADY     GILBERT. 
VOL.     XIII. 

ILLUSTRATED    WITH  FACSIMILES. 
Published   by   Authority    of    the    Municipal   Council. 


DUBLIN: 

DOLLARD,     LIMITED,     WELLINGTON     QUAY. 
LONDON:  BERNARD  QUARITCH,  11  GRAFTON  STREET,  W. 


1907. 
\AU  rights  reserved. 


H 


■^^. 


DOLLARD,   PRINTINGHOUSE,   DUBLIN,  LIMITED. 


PEEFAOE 


^^.   The  Calendar  of  the  Assembly  Rolls  of  the  i;7« 
Corporation  of  the  City  of  Dublin  is  continued  SSwiu. 
in  this  the  thirteenth  volume,  from  May,  1778, 
to  October,  1786,  inclusive, 
p  7  The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  John  l^'^[^^- 

Scott,   attorney  general,  and   Denis  Daly  of"' 


'    i 


I         J 


Galway. 
p  19.        The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  the  j^™\'";,Vaw. 

Earl  of   Aldborough,   in   consideration  of  his 

attention  to  the  commercial  interest  of  Dublin, 
p  20.        Hercules  Langf ord  Rowley  was  granted  the  £™"^^5;«** 

freedom  of  the  city, 
p.  31.        Disputes  arose  between  the  city  and  the  flour  J^^^^«" 

factors,  respecting  the  toll  on  flour,  the  several 

millers  demanding  that  flour  should  be  allowed 

to  pass  the  diflPerent  gates  toll  free, 
p.  38.        It  was  ordered  that  in  future  the  Sheriffs  sheriffs 

oath. 

should  be  required  to  take  an  oath  declaring 
themselves  to  be  possessed  of,  over  and  above 
their  just  debts,  the  sum  of  £2,000. 
p  47.        An  inscription  was  placed  under  Lord  Towns- 1779^ 
hend's  picture  in  the  Mansion  House.  ''''°*  ^° 


V]  PREFACE 

Frenchiae.       '^^^  frecdom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  Earl  yT^Ii. 

E  arl  *  .  P"  *'• 

Nugent.  Nugent  for  his  strenuous  and  successful  efforts 
in  the  British  senate  to  promote  our  trade  and 
manufactures. 

City  music.  Henry  Mountain,  and  the  rest  of  the  city 
music  were  paid  £60,  for  one  year's  attendance, 
and  to  be  continued  for  £30,  for  1780,  if  they 
accept  of  said  sum,  if  not  the  chief  magistrate  to 
employ  others  in  their  stead  at  said  allowance. 

K^"iSh''**       The  freedom  of  the  city    was    granted    to    p  si. 
Augustus  Keppel,  Admiral  of  the  Blue,  in  a 
box  of  Shillelagh  oak,  properly  ornamented. 

Re«oiu.  Xhe   following   resolutions    were    agreed   to     p  53. 

unanimously  and  made  acts  of  assembly. 

Twdeand        "That   thc  uuiust,    illiberal,    and  impolitic 

commerce.  "  ^ 

opposition  given  by  many  self  interested  people 
of  Great  Britain  to  the  proposed  encourage 
ment    of    the  trade   and    commerce  of   this 
kingdom  originated  in  avarice  and  ingratitude. 
Goods  or        "  That  we  will  not  directly  or  indirectly  import 

wares  of  j  J  r 


Great 


Briwiuiiot  or  use  any  goods  or  wares,  the  produce  or  manu- 
orused.  facture  of  Great  Britain,  which  can  be  produced 
or  manufactured  in  this  kingdom,  until  an 
enlightened  policy,  founded  upon  principles  of 
justice  shall  appear  to  actuate  the  inhabitants 
of  certain  manufacturing  towns  of  Great  Britain 
who  have  taken  so  active  a  part  in  opposing  the 


PREFACE  YU 

vI^Lxiif,   regulations  proposed  in  favour  of  the  trade  oi^™^'^^^^ 
Ireland,  and  that  they  shall  appear  to  entertain 
sentiments  of   respect  and  affection  of  their 
fellow-subjects  of  this  kingdom." 

p. ».  The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  Lord  j^^jj*'^'*^- 

Longford,  for  his  humane  and  gallant  conduct 
in  the  engagement  with  the  French  fleet. 

r.  67.         The  corporation  gave  special  attention  to  the  waier  ** 
construction  of  new  mains  for  supplying  the 
inhabitants  of  the  north  side  of  Dublin  with 
pipe  water. 

p.  76.  It  was  resolved  unanimously. 

"  That  the  thanks  of  the  corporation  be  pre-  E^i^t^/r. 
sented  to  his  grace,  the  Duke  of  Leinster,  for  his 
spirited  conduct  upon  all  occasions  in  defence 
of  the  constitution  of  this  country,  particularly 
evinced    by    his    care  and  attention    to    the  volunteer 

w  corps. 

Volunteer  Corps  of  this  city." 

The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  gratis  Franchise. 
unanimously   to   Henry   Grattan,    esquire,    a^®^;'^^ 
member   of  the   House   of   Commons,   for  his 
strenuous  exertions  to  obtain  a  free  trade  for 
Ireland. 

The  freedom  of  the  city  was  also  granted  to  Piauchise. 
Walter  Hussey  Burgh,  in  consideration  of  the  Burirb. 
eminent  services  rendered  by  him  to  this  city 
and  kingdom. 


Vlll  PREFACE 

1779.  'j'jjg  following  resolutions  were  unanimously  y^riiii 

agreed  to. 
Has^ohjtions      «  xj^^t  we  gladly  embrace  this  the  first  oppor- 

ment. 

tunity  of  our  assembling  to  express  our  warmest 
approbation  of  and  concurrence  in  the  resolu- 
tions and  sentiments  of  both  houses  of  parlia- 
ment of  this  kingdom,  relative  to  the  proposi- 

North.       tions  of  Lord  North  in  the   British  house  of 

?reiand'  commous  for  the  relief  of  Ireland,  and  that  we 
feel  with  the  most  lively  sensibility  and  grati- 
tude the  virtuous  and  patriotic  conduct  of  this 
our  spirited  legislature,  which  has  so  eminently 
conduced  to  procure  to  this  country  the  fair 
prospect  she  has  now  in  view. 

ut^J^iu.      "  That  a  dutiful  and  loyal  address  be  pre-    p.  96. 
sented    to   his  majesty,    declaratory    of    the 
indelible  impression  made  upon  our  hearts  by 
his  majesty's  wisdom  and  justice  in  removing 

resSiorB  ^hc  opprcssivc  restrictions  under    which    his 

on  Irelaud. 

loyal  people  of  Ireland  have  too  long  laboured, 
and  the  high  sense  of  gratitude  we  entertain  at 
the  prospect  of  the  further  relief  by  his  royal 
bounty  intended  for  us. 
Address.  "  That  an  address  be  presented  to  John,  earl 
LamBh\re.  Buckiughamshirc,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland, 
expressive  of  the  very  high  sense  we  entertain 
of  his  just  and  prudent  administration  and  par- 


PREFACE  IX 

vi»L  rni.    ticularly  for  his  warm  solicitations  in  behalf  of  ^'^' 

p.96. 

this  country,  so  essential  to  the  attainment  of 
those  advantages  which  this  kingdom  will 
derive  from  the  repeal  of  the  restrictive  laws  {iXu^n 

tnwle. 

upon  its  trade  and  from  the  completion  of  thos-e 
other  acts  for  the  extension  of  its  commerce 
that  with  confidence  we  look  to,  and  to  entreat 
that  his  excellency  will  be  pleased  to  sit  for  his 
picture/' 

p.  112.       The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  Barry  [1^^,^^^^^ 
Yelverton,  esquire.  Yeiyertoi,. 

p  ^22        Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert  were  J^^l;;^:^^^ 
appointed  to  the  office  of  Town  Clerk,  or  Clerk  ^^^'-^*' 
of  the  Tholsel. 

p.  135,       The  thanks  of  the  corporation  were  presented  gij^J;^^;"" 
to  Sir  Lucius  O'Brien,  baronet,  for  framing  a 
bill  for  the  further  encouragement  of  the  trade  M^funic- 

tures. 

and  manufactures  of  Ireland. 
p.  151.       Several  plots   of  ground  in   Suffolk  street,  f/;^,;;!',; 

Exolioquer 

Grafton  street,  and  Exchequer  street  were  set  "^'^'^"'^ 
by  public  cant  and  leases  granted  to  the  takers 
thereof. 


1781. 
'nviiiR 
comuiiS' 
siouers. 


p.  leo.       Pursuant  to   an   act  of   parliament,    thirty  p' 
members  of  thQ  corporation    were    appointed 
commissioners  for  paving. 

p.  i«7.       The  freedom  of  the    city    was    granted    to  Franchise 


X  PREFACE 

'i!li        Frederick,  Earl  of  Carlisle,  lord  lieutenant  ot^r^li. 

Carlisle.  '  P-  ^^^ 

Eden,       Ireland,  and  to  William  Eden,  secretary. 

Safor.'"'*''       Robert  Meakins,  city  drum  major,  was  paid   p-i^o. 
for  his  attendance  on  the   arrival   of  the  lord 
lieutenant. 

J^thinks"      "Resolved  unanimously  by  the  Lord  Mayor,    p»«- 
Sheriffs,    commons    and    citizens,    that    their 
sincere  and  warmest  a<jknowledgments  be  pre- 
sented in  the  most  public  manner  to  the  several 

Jon*"****^  Volunteer  Corps  of  this  kingdom,  who  have  so 

co^Sy*  nobly  stood  forth  in  the  defence  of  the  laws  and 
constitution  of  this  country,  particularly  mani- 
fested by  their  spirited  offers  when  it  was 
apprehended  a  foreign  enemy  intended  to  dis- 
turb the  peace  of  this  nation." 

citm^         An  address  was  presented  to  Doctor  William   p.206. 

Urndstreet. 

Clement  and  Sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  represen- 
tatives for  the  city  of  Dublin  in  parliament, 
containing  the  following  instructions : 
in^pS*"""     "  That  we  beg  leave  to  instruct  you  respecting 

meut. 

those  great  objects  which  must  naturally  be  dis- 
cussed this  session  of  parliament. 
tiouSr*  "The  sole  right  of  the  King,  Lords,  and 
Commons  of  Ireland  to  make  laws  for  the 
government  of  this  country — A  modification  of 
the  laws  of  Poyning  to  prevent  the  unconstitu- 
tional interference   of  the  privy  council — The 


PREFACE  XI 

vot  rm.  Habeas  Corpus  act— The  tenure  of  the  judges —  l;rH„r„,ion 

p  206.    A  constitutional  mutiny  bill — The  attainment  of 

the  advantages  of  a  free  trade  as  held  forth  in 

the  acts  passed  in  Great  Britain  and  a  strict 

enquiry  into  the  expenditure  of  public  money. 

p. 207.       "That  you  will  be  pleased  to  endeavour  to 

remove  the   obstructions  to  the   sale  of  Irish  Jlitu^S.*"** 
manufactures  in  Portugal,  and  to  procure    a  I'ortugai. 
sufl&cient  number  of  ships  of  force    for    the 
defence  of  our  trade. 

"  That  the  limiting  the  duration  of  the  grant  ^^^li;:^^  ^' 
of  supplies  to  six  months  will  be  the  most  pro- 
bable   means    of    obtaining    those    desirable 
objects." 

p.  -OB.       The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  Lord  £j';'j^*''*^ 
Loughborough,    for    the    important    services  i>orougL. 
rendered   by  him,   when  attorney   general  of 
England,  to  the  citizens  of  Dublin,  by  protecting 
their  trade,  manufactures,  and  property  from  a 
measure  extremely  injurious  to  them. 

p.  215.       A  committee  was  appointed  with  the  assist-  Ke>?«iutio.is 
ance  of  the  Recorder  to   consider  regulations 
necessary  for  the  coal  trade. 

p.  219.       The   freedom   of    the   city   was   granted  to  Pmnchise. 
Robert  Brooke  for  his  attention  to  the  improve-  Brooke. 
ment  of  the  cotton  manufacture  in  Ireland. 

p.  220.     -  Henry  Mountain   and   the   rest   of  the  city 


1782. 
Muuntain. 


Xll  PREFACE 

citj music,  music  were  paid  £45,  in  full,  for  three  quarters  ^'^lin 

p.  220. 

attendance. 

SSrket.         -'■*  ^^^  ordered  that  the  old  building  at  Corn-    p.  22*. 
market,  commonly  called  Newgate,  s^hould  be 
pulled  down,  the  same    being    considered    a 
nuisance. 

Fr^icbise.       Thc  frccdom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  the    p.  225. 

^orniiig.    jg^^j  ^j  Mornington,  to  be  presented  to  him  in 
the  most  respectful  manner. 

Funds  of  The  House  of  Commons  ordered  that  a  par-  p-^**- 
ticular  account  of  the  produce  of  the  funds  of 
the  Ballast  Ofiice  for  the  last  twenty  years, 
under  their  several  heads,  as  granted  by  the 
several  acts  of  parliament,  should  be  furnished 
forthwith. 

Police  bui.       The  House  of   Commons  passed  two  bills,    p.  236. 

PaviDg  bin.  ■■■ 

'  intitled  the  police  bill  and  paving  bill,*  which 
materially  attacked  the  chartered  rights  of  this 
city,  and  were  likely  to  be  transmitted  to  Great 
Britain,  in  order  to  their  being  passed  into  laws. 
The  corporation  appointed  a  proper  person  to 
oppose  them. 

Reaoin-         Thc  followlug  rcsolutious  were  adopted.  p.238. 

tiouM. 

Members  of      '' Rcsolvcd  unauimously,  that  the  members  of 

Uonse  of 

comuions.  ^j^^  Housc  of  Commous  are  the  representatives 
of  and  derive  their  power  solely  from  the  people 


CaVudar. 
Vol.  UIL 


PREFACE  Xlll 

and  that  a  denial  of  the  preposition  by  them  *7^2 
would  be  to  abdicate  the  representation. 

"Resolved   unanimously,    that  we    conceive JJ'^/j;'" 
that  the  people  of  this  country  are  now  called 
upon    to   declare  that  the   King,  Lords,   and  Ki«». 

LordA. 

Commons  of  Ireland  are  the  only  power  com-  ireu^d"**' 
petent  to  make  laws  to  bind  this  kingdom.         taw., 

"  Resolved  unanimously,  that    we    hope  and  ^^^^^ 
expect  such   declarations   of  rights  from  our  "*^ 
representatives  in  parliament  and  that  we  will 
support  them  with  our  lives  and  fortunes  in 
whatever  measure  may  be  necessary  to  render 
such  declaration  an  efiPectual  security. 

"Resolved    unanimously,    that    the    present  Decline  of 

nianufiic- 

critical  and  declining  state  of  the  manufactures  ireSiid' 
of  Ireland  requires  the  particular  attention  of 
the  legislature. 

"  Resolved,  that  a  copy  of  the  above  be  pre-  Be«oiu. 
sented  to  our  worthy  representatives  in  parlia- 
ment.  Sir  Samuel   Bradstreet,    baronet,    and  Bradstieet. 

'  '  Hartley. 

Travers  Hartley,  esquire." 
^^».       The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  his  Franchiae. 
grace,  the  Duke  of  Portland,  lord  lieutenant  of  portfaSd. 
Ireland,  and  Richard  Fitzpatrick,  secretary.        ntiratrick. 

1..  ai&       An  address  was  presented  to  George  III.  on  ^^;jj'i„ 
the  appointment  of  the  Duke  of  Portland  as 


xiv  PREFACE 

'^^'     ,  lord  lieutenant  and  the  successes  of  his  majesty's  vol  x?ii. 


SucceHs 
arms. 


p.  248. 

arms. 


Franchise.      fhc  f Fcedom  of  thc  city  was  presented  to  Earl   p  250. 

Temple,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland,  and  William 
Gronviue.    Wyndfaam  Grenville,  secretary. 
Mayor.  The  Lord  Mayor  was  paid  £60,  for  the  pur-    p  ssj. 

City  music  posc  of  providlug  a  band  of  music  for  the  city, 

for  one  year. 
su^'Sol*^      Samuel  Byron  was  appointed  city  surveyor,    v-^- 

in  the  room  of  Thomas  Mathews  deceased. 

on'c^."*        A  petition  was  presented  to  the  lord  lieu-   p-^- 
tenant  for  an  embargo  to  prevent  the  exporta- 
tion of  corn. 

J,^^-  A  committee  was  appointed  to  considefT  how   p  267. 

revenues. 

the  revenues  of  the  city  of  Dublin  may  be  in- 
creased, and  its  expenses  lessened. 

pmnchise.       Thc  f rccdom  of  the  city  was  granted  gratis  to   i».  282. 

vS^^a''  Lord  Henry  Fitzgerald,  brother  to  the  Duke  of 
Leinster. 

Address.        ^^  addrcss  was  presented  to  Earl  Temple,    p  287. 
lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland,  praying  his  attention 
to  the  removal  of  all  doubts  relative  to  the  inde- 
pendency of  the  legislation  and  jurisdiction  of 

o?ireS*  the  parliament  of  Ireland. 

Fnuichise.      Thc    Lord    Mayor    of    London,    Nathaniel    paoi. 

Newnhain.  Ncwuham,  was  presented  with  the  freedom  of 


PREFACE  XV 

voLur*    the  city  for  his  letters  and  information  respect-  }^^ 

P»>1-      .  .  Mayor  of 

mg    the    pohce.  London. 

p.a«.       Sir  James  Lowther,  baronet,  presented  to  the  ^^^'^^ 
city  2,000  tons  of  coal,  to  be  delivered  at  White-  ^^'^ 
haven  free  of  all  expenses,  on  board  such  ships 
as  the  city  shall  think  proper  to  send  for  them, 
and  desired  that  the  city  would  accept  of  them  ^^*;" 
for  the  poor  of  Dublin. 

p.  308.       xhe  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  theF«^cw.e. 
Earl  of  Northington,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland.  SS?g?oT 

p  322.        A  new  bye-law  was  prepared  for  the  better  Jour"^" 
-  regulating  of  the  toll  upon  flour. 

p-**.       The  following  resolutions  were  adopted.  So^*!"" 

"Resolved,  that  the  deep  distress  of  our 
famishing  manufactures  and  the  alarming  state  f^^''^' 
of  the  trade  of  this  country  give  us  the  utmost  Ti-ade. 
concern,  and  create  apprehension  in  our  minds, 
that  very  fatal  consequences  may  result  from 
this  dreadful  calamity,  if  some  effectual  mea- 
sures are  not  immediately  adopted  to  stop  its 
progress. 

"  Resolved,  that  it  appears  to  us  that  protect-  dut^s**"^ 
ing  duties  and  the  preventing  the  exportation 
of   raw  materials  will  be   the   most  effectual 
means  of  securing  employment  to  our  afflicted 
countrymen,    re-establish   our    almost    ruined 


XVI  PREFACE 

^"^^         manufactures,  promote  agriculture,  and  secure  vol  mS. 

p.  328. 

competence  to  the  tenantry  of  this  kingdom." 
peiham*^^       Thc   frccdom   of  the  city  was   presented  to     p»^ 
Thomas  Pelham,   secretary    to    the    Earl    of 
Northington,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland. 
B^dBtreet      "  Rcsolvcd,  that  Sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  our     p.  345. 

Recorder. 

late  Recorder,  has  discharged  the  important 
duties  of  that  office  with  abilities,  uprightness, 
and  integrity,  we  therefore  return  him  our  most 

Thaiika.  sin-cere-^and  unfeigned  thanks  for  his  attention 
to  the  interests  of  this  city  during  the  time  he 
filled  said  employment." 

Plate.  A  piece  of  plate  in  value  the  sum  of  £80,  was     p.  u^. 

Bradstreet.  prcscnted  to  Sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  baronet, 
in  lieu  of  half  a  yearns  allowance  as  Recorder. 

Franchise       Thc    frccdom    of    the    city    was    granted     p.  3*9. 
unanimously  gratis  to  Henry  Vaughan  Brooke. 

»^°oj^«r,       It  was  ordered  that  the  following  oath  should     p.  35*. 
stand  and  remain  as  the  oath  to  be  taken  by 
every  succeeding  Recorder  of  Dublin. 

Oath.  "  First  you  shall  swear  to  be  faithful  and  true 

"to  our  sovereign  lord  the  King  of  Great 
"Britain,  France,  and  Ireland,  his  heirs  and 
"successors  for  evermore,  you  shall  give  your 
"faithful  and  true  council  unto  the  Mayor, 
"Aldermen,  and  Sheriffs  of  this  city  for  the 
"  time  being  as  a  Recorder  should  do  and  at  all 


PREFACE  XVll 

v^u  xui  "  times  answer  him  and  them  for  council  with-  ]^^^ 

^  ^^'  Dublin. 

"out  lawful  excuse,  you  shall  justly  and  truly  ****** 
"  minister  justice  unto  all  his  majesty's  subjects 
"  that  shall  have  to  do  before  you  and  in  right 
"and  in  true  manner  execute  all  and  singular 
"  things  appertaining  and  belonging  to  ofl&ce  of 
"Recorder  of  this  city,  these  and  all  other 
"things  for  the  king's  majesty's  weal  and  the 
"  weal  of  this  city  to  your  power  you  shall  do 
"and  execute,  'so  God  you  help'  and  by  the 
"holy  contents  of  that  book." 

p.  355.       Dudley  Hussey  was  admitted  Recorder  of  the  ^^^^er. 
city    of  Dublin,   in  the  room  of  Sir  Samuel 
Bradstreet,   baronet,  one  of  the  judges  of  his 
majesty's  court  of  king's  bench. 

p.  358.        The  following  resolutions  were  agreed  to.       tiSJ,8."* 
"Resolved  unanimously,  that  in  the  present Manufnc 

•^  ^  tiires  of 

distressed  situation  of  the  manufactures  of  this 
city  and  kingdom  now  rendered  truly  alarming 
by  the  refusal  of  protecting  duties,  it  becomes 
indispensibly  necessary  for  every  friend  of 
Ireland  to  encourage  as  much  as  lies  in  their 
power  the  consumption  of  the  manufactures  of 
their  own  country. 
PLS50.       "Resolved  unanimously,   therefore   that   we^j^*'*^*^' 

manufaca 

will  not  purchase  any  other  than  the  manufac-  *'"'•«*• 

tures  of  Ireland  either  for  ourselves  or  families, 
VOL.  xin.  b 


XVlll  PREFACE 


1784. 


until  the  manufactures  of  this  oppressed  nation  voi!  xni. 

p.  858. 

are  properly  protected/* 
Pmnchise.       Thc  freedoHi  of   the  city  was  presented   to   p  ^ee. 

Joues. 

Griffith.  William  Todd  Jones  and  Richard  Griffith  for 
their  very  proper  and  spirited  support  of  the 
Lord  Mayor  and  magistrates  on  the  5th  and 
6th  days  of  April,  1784,  in  the  House  of 
Commons. 

GuhmLs.       The   dispute  between   the   corporation  and   p  ^^e. 

Ag^recment. 

Mr.  Arthur  Guinness  was  settled  by  an  agree- 
ment entered  into  between  him  and  the  city  of 
Dublin. 
DukeTf*        An  address  was  presented  to   the  Duke  of   p.:m 

Butlaud. 

Sty"*^*'"  Rutland,  condemning  the  outrages  conamitted 
in  the  city,  and  thanking  him  for  adopting 
measures  to  suppress  such  in  the  future. 

Address.         Au  addrcss  was  presented  by  the  corporation   p.  m. 

cSriemoTit.  to  James,  Earl  of  Charlemont,  declaring  their 
entire  approbation  of  his  manly  and  constitu- 

coipsar  tio^^^  answer  delivered  to  the  corps  reviewed 
at  Belfast  on  the  13th  July,  1784,  and  also  for 

caSSSc  *^®  extension  of  the  privileges  granted  to  our 
fellow  subjects  of  the  Roman  Catholic 
persuasion. 

lySke^f^'       The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  to  the 

liutland. 

Duke  of  Rutland,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland, 
<^^«-        and  Thomas  Orde,  secretary. 


PREFACE  XIX 

voimi       The    commissioners    of    imprest    accounts  c^,„i,. 

*      p.  302.  .  sioners  of 

required,  by  their  precept,  the  corporation  toi^^/j^^^ 
render  to  them  a  full  account  under  the  city 
seal,  of  all  the  revenues  of  the  Ballast  Office  f^^^^ 

reveuut-:*. 

since  its  establishment,  and  of  the  expenditure 

thereof,  and    also    of  all    the    parliamentary 

grants, 
p. 386.       John  Allen  was  elected  joint  Town  Clerk,  in  towucierk. 

the  room  of  John  Lambert,  deceased. 
p4oi.       Lord  Edward  Fitzgerald  was  granted  theiTss. 

FnuichiHe. 

freedom  of  the  city  of  Dublin  by  right  of  birth.  Inward 

FitZiferalJ. 

p.  ^05.       A  petition  was  presented  by  the  corporation 

to  the  house  of  commons  for  aid  for  the  Ballast  omce  waii. 
Office  wall. 

p.  42L        It  was  ordered,  that  all  present  and  future  ^Jsi2'*j;^*^^ 
magistrates  should  provide  themselves  with  a 
gold  chain  to  be  worn  by  them  at  all  times  as 
an  insignia  of  their  office. 

pc  485.       **  Resolved  unanimously,  that  the  Lord  Mayor  Lord  Mayor. 
and  Sheriffs  do  present  to  the  right  honourable 
the  Provost  and  Fellows  of  Trinity  College,  l^^y 
Dublin,  Lucius  Hampden  Lucas,  son  of  the  late  Lucas. 
Doctor   Charles   Lucas,    req^uesting  they   will 
please  to  receive  him  into  their  protection,  that 
he  may  obtain   an  education   worthy  of  the^^^^^^io" 
merits    of    his  deceased    father.— 22nd  July, 
1785.'^ 


XX  PREFACE 

Address.         ^11  addrcss  was  presented  to  Travers  Hartley  v«l  xffi. 

Hartley.  .  .  p.  430. 

Warren,  and  Nathaniel  Warren,  representatives  m  par- 
liament for  the  city  of  Dublin,  referring  to  a 

re^aiS'  permanent     commercial     regulation     between 
Great    Britain    and    Ireland,    in    resolutions 
entered  into  by  the  British  house  of  commons. 
A  petition    was   presented   to   the  house  of   ^-^ 

ESbfuIr  commons  against  the  bill  relative  to  the  Stage 
in  the  city  and  county  of  Dublin. 

ResoiutionB.     It  was  rcsolvcd  unanimously.  p.  439. 

ta^r  "  That  it  is  now  become  necessary  to  make  a 

public  declaration  of  our  sentiments  respecting 
the  bill  introduced  on  the  15th  of  August  last 
into  the   house  of  commons  by  Mr.  Secretary 

orde.  Orde  for  adjusting  the  trade  between  this 
kingdom  and  Great  Britain. 

"That  on  the  most  mature  deliberation,  we 

tSdS''"**^  consider  the  said  bill  to  be  injurious  to  our 
trade,  commerce  and  manufactures,  and  totally 
repugnant  to  the  principles  of  our  free  consti- 
tution. 

Opposition.  "That  we  will  oppose  to  the  utmost  of  our 
power  by  every  constitutional  means,  the  pass- 
ing of  such  a  bill  into  a  law  or  any  other  of  a 
similar  tendency. — 14th  October,  1785. 

dty  wT      "  That  the  attention  of  the  city  treasurer  to   p.  i4o. 
reduce  the  interest  on  city  bonds  from  six  to 


PREFACE  XXI 

vJi!xm.  five  per  cent,  merits  the  sincere  thanks  of  this  >7w. 

p.  440. 

corporation  under  its  present  circumstances." 
p.  455.       Denis  George  was  admitted  Recorder  of  the  ^^!^Zlr. 
city  of  Dublin,  in  the  room  of  Dudley  Hussey 
deceased. 

An  address  was  presented  to  Viscount  Pery  ^^^^^ 
for  his  dignified  conduct  when  in  the  house  of  V^y^''^ 
conmions  of  Ireland,  and  for  his  earnest  wishes 
for  the  perpetual  preservation  of  our  constitu- 
tion in  his  retirement, 
^j        The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  gratis  Fn.nehi«». 
to  Denis  George,  Recorder  of  Dublin,  and  the  ae<»r,re. 
Earl  Farnham.  Fi^haa. 

^  4e6.       Extract  from  the  commissioners  of  imprest  impregt 
accounts  statement  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  Bauast 

Office 

for  twenty  one  years  ending  April,  1784,  being  ^'*"^"*' 
an  abstract  of  the  payments,  etc.,  disallowed  by 
them. 

The  governors  and  guardians  of  the  Lying-  ^>^yjj^ij|- 
in-Hospital  made  a  claim  against  the  corpora- 
tion for  supporting  eight  beds  from  the  year 
1757. 

^^       A  petition  was  presented  to   the   house  of  Bounty  <>» 
conmions  for  a  participation  of  the  bounty  on 
the  export  of  grain. 

p.  486.       The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  gratis  FranchiAe. 
to  the  right  honourable  John,  Earl  of  Chatham.  chilhL. 


XXU  PREFACE 

'^u.  A  piece  of  plate  of  the  value  of  £30,  was  pre-  voi'ini. 

Mylna  ,      ,  p.  487. 

sented  to  William  Mylne,  city  engineer. 

c?ty  bond*.      John  Folie  proposed  to  pay  the  amount  of  all   p-  ^■ 
city  bonds  at  six  per  cent,  and  to  take  bonds  in 
lieu  thereof  at  five  per  cent. 

oSSSJm.      An  address  was  presented  to  George  III.,  on    p-^ 
tnm^^    ^^^  preservation  of  his  life  in  the  late  perils 
from  which  it  was  so  providentially  delivered. 

vJSL^imr       The  freedom  of  the  city  was  granted  gratis  to    ^  ^' 

ifount- 

«*"***•     Edmund,  Lord  Viscount  Mountgarrett. 
Ei^^tiouof      Tj^g  proceedings  relative  to  the  election  of 

Minors, 

si«?i£!°'  Lord  Mayors,  Aldermen,   and  Sheriffs  of  the 
city  of  Dublin   appear  in  the  Assembly  RolR 

gj^Jj;**  The  committee  of  Directors  and  Master  of  the 

works. 

Ballast  Office  in  their  reports  to  the  Corpora- 
tion, furnished  details  of  the  works  carried  on 
by  them  in  the  port  and  harbour  of  Dublin, 
videlicet: — building  the  abutment  to  lighthouse, 
and  the  new  wall,  repairing  the  piles,  raising 
ballast,  building  lighters,  gabbards  and  floats, 
dredging,  deepening,  and  cleansing  the 
channel,  Liflfey,  and  Dodder,  the  erection  of  two 
wharfs  for  horse  ferry,  removal  of  shoals. 

^mmittee.      Thc  pilot  committcc  reported  keeping  the   p-^7. 
buoys  and  chains  on  the  banks  and  the  river 
moorings  and  the  land  ties  in  proper  repair.         p.  «i. 


PREFACE  XXIU 

^i!irii.       "House  of  Commons'  orders  relative  to  thegf„„<„ 

p.  234.         T-v     11  r^m  i  •  Commons' 

Ballast  Office  accounts  and  estimates  required '*'^®'^' 
by  parliament. 

"Martis  25"  die  Decembris,  1781. 

1.  "Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay 
before  this  house,  a  particular  account  of  the  ^^^«^»j^*^ 
produce  of  the  funds  of  the  Ballast  Office  for  the  officT* 
last  twenty  years  under  their  several  heads  as 
granted  by  the  several  acts  of  parliament. 

2.  "Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay 
before  this  house,  a  list  of  the  officers  employed  ugtof 

officers. 

by  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and 
citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  for  the  execution 
of  the  several  branches  of  the  Ballast  Office,  salaries. 

Allowance^i. 

with  all  salaries  and  allowances  given  to  every 
of  them  respectively  out  of  the  produce  of  the 
duties  vested  in  the  said  Ballast  Office,  and  if 
the  said  officers  have  any  other  salaries  or 
allowances  given  them  out  of  any  other  fund, 
that  such  salaries  or  allowances  be  also  sepa- 
rately specified  with  the  fund  out  of  which  they 
are  granted. 

3.  "  Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay  Account. 
before  this  house,  an  account  of  the  amount  of 
money  expended  in  carrying  on  and  completing 

that  part  of  the  south  wall  lying  between  the  south  waii. 
lighthouse  and  the  west  point  next  the  piles.     Lighthouse. 


XXIV  PREFACE 

1782. 


4.  "Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lavvor^n 

p.  234. 

Account,    before  this  house,  an  account  of  the  amount  of 
money  expended  in  carrying  on  and  completing 
HiugUZl    that  part  of  the  south  wall  between  Rings  End 
HoJ^."*    and  the  east  point  near  Pidgeon's  House. 

5.  "Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay 
before  this  house  an  account  of  the  number  of 

Swliut***  yards  which  yet  remain  unbuilt  of  the  south  wall 
from  the  east  point  of  the  wall  near  the  Pidgeon 
House  to  the  west  point  of  the  wall  extending 

wpiuee****'  from  the  lighthouse  to  the  piles,  with  an  esti- 
mate of  the  expense  of  building  and  completing 
the  same. 

"Thomas  Ellis,  Cler:  Pari:  Dom:  Com:" 

B^kst  '^^^  management  of  the  Ballast  Office,  after    p*- 

ndr-or"  being  for  seventy-eight  years  under  the  direc- 
tion of  the  Corporation  of  Dublin,  was  vested 
in  a  new  corporation  appointed  by  act  of  par- 
liament, together  with  all  money,  goods,  p.  503. 
chattels,  estates,  eJBPects,  and  property  of  any 
kind  whatsoever,  belonging  to  said  office. 

Election  of      In  thc  Appcudix  to  this  volume  are  given  Appendix. 

Treasurers,  ^^  ^  Vol.  XIII. 

proceedings    in    relation    to    the  election  of   ^  "*" 
Treasurers  and  Coroners  of  the  city  of  Dublin. 
Assembly        It  was  ordcrcd,  that  the  Rolls  of  Assembly    ^^^ 
should  be  compared  and  signed  every  quarter 
day  before  the  assembly  day. 


PREFACE  XXV 

vSPmL       That  the  number  of  advertisements  ordered  c^rauon 

p.  525.  printing. 

Be  only  inserted  by  the  printers,  and  that  the 
accounts  for  corporation  printing  should  be 
furnished  every  three  months  with  vouchers  for 
all  articles  therein. 

p.  586.       The  proceedings    referring  to    city  business  b^^e** 

especial. 

and  the  franchises  by  grace  especial  in  Mid- 
summer assembly  1782. 

p.  627.       Measures  taken  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  ^^^ 
as  to  the  franchises  by  grace  especial  from  1765 
to  1782. 

p.  535.       Resolutions  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of 

Aldermen  to  have  guards,  guard  houses,  andoSJd*' 

housefl.. 

volunteer  corps  to  preserve  the  peace  of  the 
city. 

p.  537.       That  twenty  constables  or  peace  officers  be  IS^^^ 
appointed  to  assist  the  magistrates  in  the  pre- 
servation of  the  peace  of  Dublin. 

p.  538.       That   the   continuance   of  the  guard  at  thejj^jjji 
Tholsel  was  unnecessary  from  the  appearance 
of  things  then  in  the  city. 

p.  580.       That  the  prosecution  be  carried  on  against  Jijoisei 
the  persons  who  published  the  libel  against  the 
Recorder  and  Justices  of  the  Tholsel  Court. 
That  alderman  Warren  should  move  a  clause  Baiiast 

Office 

in  the  public  money  bill  before  the  house  of 
VOL.  xni.  c 


XXVI  PREFACE 

1782         commons,  to  exonerate  the  city  from  all  debts  ^SHm. 
due  by  the  Ballast  Office. 

^glmenta       Procecdings  of  the  Sheriflfs  and  Commons  con-   p-  "<>• 
cerning  the  beating  up  for  recruits  for  the  pur- 
pose of  forming  fencible  regiments,  Midsummer 
assembly  1782. 

1781.  •' 

^Sons.        Abstract    of    charity    petitions,     Christmas   p-su. 

1781         assembly,  19th  January,  1781. 

cSSJISiL         Lists  of  the  Common  Council  of  the  city  of   p.m8 
Dublin,  Sheriffs,  Sheriffs'  Peers,  and  Corpora- 
tions, 1781,  and  1784. 

1785. 

pSSin.         A  declaration  of  the  Sheriffs'  Peers  against   p.  .552. 
place  or  pension 

liiSs!'''**  The  portraits  and  illustrations  include 
facsimiles  of  scarce  mezzotinto  and  line 
engravingfs,  videlicet: — ^Henry  Grattan,  Eaton 
Stannard,  Earl  of  Charlemont,  James  Napper 
Tandy,  The  Parliament  House,  The  Bay  of 
Dublin,  and  a  Plan  of  Dublin. 

In  the  preparation  of  this  volume  of  the 
Calendar  of  Records  of  the  Corporation  of  the 
city  of  Dublin,  Mr.  John  F.  Weldrick  has  acted 
as  assistant  editor. 


[xxvii] 


CONTENTS 


IV.— Rolls  of  the  City  of  Dublin.^ 

XXm.— Assembly  Roll,  1778—1779 
XXlIlA.— Assembly  Roll,  1780—1788 


Page 

1 

96 


APPENDIX 

I. — The  Election  of  Treasurers  and  Coroners  of  the  City  of  Dublin, 

1779-1786 515 

II.— Rolls  of  Assembly        -  -  -  -  -  -525 

III. — Corporation  of  Dublin  Printing         .            .            .            .            .  525 

IV.— Franchises  by  Grace  Especial,  1782               -                                     -  626 

V. — Franchises. — Proceedings  of  Sheriffs  and  Commons,  1782  •            -  527 

VI. — Guards,  Guard  Houses,  Riots            .            .            .            -            .  535 

VII.— Peace  of  the  City  of  Dublin                -                                     -            -  537 

Vm.— Guard  at  Tholsel 538 

IX.— Tholsel  Court              -            -            -            -            -            -            -  539 

X. -Ballast  Office 539 

XI.— Fencible  Regiments,  1782      -            -            -                                    -  540 

Xn.— Charity  Petitions,  1781 -  544 

XIII.— Lists  of  the  Common  Council,  1781-1784                   -            ■            -  548 

XIV. — Declaration  of  the  Sheriffs*  Peers  against  Place  or  Pension             -  652 


1  111  coiitiinintiou  from  vol.  xii.,  p.  54$. 


[xxviii] 


LIST  OF  ILLUSTRATIONS 


I. — The  Right  Honble.  Henry  Grattan,  M.P.  Frontuipifiw 

Engraved  by  F.  C.  Lewis,  from  the  Origrinal  by  N,  Kenny 
in  Dublin  College. 


II.— £atx>n  Stannard,  Eaqr.  To  face  page  64 

Recorder  of  the  Honble.  City  of  Dublin. 

From  mezxotinto  engnw  ing. 

James  Jjathem  piuxit.  Andrew  Miller  fecit,  1747. 

III.— The  Right  Honble.  the  Earl  of  Charlemont.  „        „      224 

From  mezzotinto  eugrraving. 

Painted  by  R.  Liveflay.  Engraved  by  J.  Dean.  1756. 


IV. — James  Napper  Tandy,  Esq.  „        „      320 

Drawing  by  J.  Fetrie.  Engraved  by  J.  Heath. 

v.— A  Prospect  of  the  Parliament  House  in  College  Green.      End  of  volume 

VI.— The  Bay  of  Dublin,  1757.  „  „ 

J  Bocque. 

VII.— A  Plan  of  Dublin,  1780. 

Pool  &  Gush  delint.  Ju.  Lodge  sculpt. 


IV.-CALENDAR   OF   ROLLS^ 


OF  THE 


CITY    OF    DUBLIN. 


XXm.— Assembly  Boll,  1778—1779. 

aaunfli.        1778.  May  1.— Second  Friday  after  Easter.«  1779. 

[1.]  "We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  miction  of 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  alderman  Mayor. 
Patrick  Boyd  to  serve  in  the  place  or  office  of  Lord 
Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing 
from  Michaelmas  next  and  do  hereby  return  the  said 
Patrick  Boyd  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the 
said  city  for  your  approbation. 

"  William  Dunn,  Lord  Mayor." 

"We,  the  Sheriffs   and   Commons  of  the  common 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  approved 
by  ballot  of  alderman  Patrick  Boyd  to  serve  in  the  goyd, 
office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  ^*J^^'- 
year  commencing  Michaelmas  next. 

"  Henry  Gore  Sankey,  Henry  Howison,  Sheriffs." 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common  Nomina. 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot  sherifli. 
nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city, 
resident  within  the  said  city  or  the  liberties  adjoining 
thereto,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal  estate 
in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000  sterling,  over   and 

1  lu  continuation  from  toI.  xii.,  p.  545. 
a  Easter  day.  19  April,  1778. 

vol..  XJU.  I  B 


2  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1778. 

1778.  above  all  his  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  Henry  Saunders  ^f^m*^"' 

tdSnfor      of  Ship  street,  stationer,  Robert  Smith  of  Smock  alley,  m.i7i6. 

Sheriffs.  r  >  J  J> 

merchant,  John  Jones  of  Peter  street,  merchant,  Thomas 
Fleming  of  Smock  alley,  stationer,  Ambrose  Leet  of 
the  Merchants'  quay,  tailor,  William  James  of  Bride 
street,  merchant,  Hugh  Crothers  of  Lurgan  street, 
merchant,  and  Bichard  Moncrieffe  of  Capel  street, 
merchant,  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs 
of  the  said  city  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with 
the  additions  of  the  said  eight  persons  to  you  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  aldermen  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your 
electing  two  of  the  said  persons  to  be  Sheriffs  of  the 
said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas 
next. 
**  Henry  Gore  Sankey,  Henry  Howison,  Sheriffs." 
EieoUon.         "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of  the 

Smith.  "^ 

shSriffB.  ^^*y  ^^  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot  Robert 
Smith  of  Smock  alley,  merchant,  and  John  Jones  of 
Peter  street,  merchant,  out  of  the  eight  persons  so 
returned  to  us  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons,  as  fit 
persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city 
for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas 
next. 

«    "  William  Dunn,  Lord  Mayor." 

City  pipe  [3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  better  supplying  the  city  with  pipe  water 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  27th  April,  1778. 

Beport.  *  We  having  on  the  19th  January  last  met  to  take 

into   consideration   the   amendments   and   alterations 

Mylne. 

proposed  by  Robert  Mylne,  of  London,  as  necessary  to 
^*i^ent.  ^®  introduced  in  an  act  of  parliament  recommended  by 
him  to  be  applied  for  by  the  corporation,  the  better  to 
enable  them  to  carry  on  the  pipe  water  works,  and  also 
his  observations  on  the  acts  of  parliament  now  in  being, 
and  appointed  a  subcommittee  to  take  same  into  con- 
sideration and  in  general  every  other  matter  that  may 


BFBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1778.  8 

£*in^*'   tend  to  the  benefit  and  advantage  of  tKe  works  and  of  w«. 
the    corporation.      We   gave    directions    to    Francis 
Gibbons  to  be  particularly  attentive  to  a  cut  made  that  oibbow. 
was  making  by  Mr.  John  Patrick  on  his  ground  above  Patrick. 

™-  ^'^'       the  tongue,  least  an  attempt  might  be  made  to  amuse  or  ton^e. 
divert  the  water  from  its  usual  course  and  if  any  such 
attempt  should  be  made   to  inform   your  committee 
thereof  immediately. 

'Alderman   Geale    having    informed   us   that    theo«de. 
former   loan   of  £6,900,    was   nearly   exhausted   in 
carrying  on  the  works,  and  we  directed  that  he  should 
be  empowered  to  borrow  a  further  sum  of  £3,100,  Lwm. 
to    complete    the    sum    of    £10,000,    and    that     an 
advertizement  should  be  inserted  that  such  a  sum 
was     wanted     for    the     purpose     of     carrying     on 
the    works;  we    again    met    on    the    26th   January, 
when  Mr.  Patrick  laid  before  us  the  case  relative  to  PatHok. 
Shibbon's  mill  with  the  Recorder's    opinion  thereon,  shibbomi'B 

mill. 

By  which  opinion  the  Recorder  says  that  Mr.  Vaughan  vamrhaa. 
will  not  be  subject  to  any  of  the  penalties  of  the  act  of 
parliament  by  turning  the  mill  into  a  skins  mill,  pro-  skinimiii. 
vided  any  oozing  from  the  skins  is  carefully  kept  from 
communicating  with  the  water  course. 

*  We  again  met  on  the  9th  February,  when  we  ordered 
that  Mr.  Crof  ton  the  storekeeper  should  make  a  return  ^^^ 
at  our  next  meeting  of  what  timber  was  then  in  the  ^®*p"- 
yard,  and  that  he  should  on  the  first  Monday  in  every 
month  make  a  return  of  what  timber  he  receives  into  Return  of 

timber. 

the  yard,  what  quantity  is  made  use  of,  and  what  re- 
mains on  hands.    We  also  ordered,  that  the  old  timber  ^J**"*^"^ 
and  other  materials  in  the  yard  should  be  sold  under  °>»<»™^«- 
the  direction  of  the  committee.      On  the  16th  of  said 
month  Mr.  Crofton  attended  and  made  a  return  of  the 
timber  in  the  yard,  pursuant  to  our  directions. 

'  Mr.  Underwood  agent  to  Mr.  Domville  having  in  under- 
oonsequence  of  a  letter  wrote  to  him  by  the  Town  Clerk  Som^ue, 


4  DXJBLnr  ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1778. 

1778.  directed  that  the  persons  employed  by  the  committee  2^^^** 

Course.       should  be  at  liberty  to  repair  the  banks  of  the  course 
Tempieoge.  abovo  the  woir  at  Templeoge  on  Mr.  Domville's  estate. 
Rourke.      ^q  agreed  with  Bryan  Eourke  to  furnish  stones  to 
Bepairaof    repair  the  breaches  in  said  course  and  he  to  be  paid 
ooaree.       2s.  2d.,  for  cvery  stone  from  10  to  IB  cwt.  weight,  and 
for  every  stone  from  B  to  8  cwt.  weight,  Is.  Id.,  includ- 
ing carriage  and  laying  same  down  agreeable  to  our 
directions  and  their  officers. 
Report  *  We  on  the  9th  March  again  met,  when  the  subcom- 

mittee made  their  report  relative  to  the  demand  made  m.  ito*. 
c252l        '^y  *^®  Grand  Canal  company,  and  having  taken  same 
into  consideration  are  of  opinion  that  your  honours 
dSSS*^'  shall  pay  to  the  said  company  the  sum  of  £60,  as  the 
full  amount  of  their  demand  of  10  per  cent,  on  the  gross 
revenue  of  the  pipe  water  ending  the  2Bth  March,  1777, 
Myine.       upou  their  complying  with  a  proposal  of  Mr.  Mylne's 
Sluice.       fQj.  having  a  sluice  between  the  canal  and  the  bason  to 
admit  the  water  for  supplying  the  city,  said  sluice  to 
be  in  power  of  the  corporation  of  the  city.    We,  on  the 
9th  March,  took  into  consideration,  what  annual  sum 
d'™"*     should  be  paid  by  the  several  tanners  and  dyers  who 
are  supplied  with  pipe  water,  when  we  agreed  that  they 
should  pay  at  the  rate  of  40s.  per  annum  each, 
report*  *  Mr.  Mylne  having  on  the  16th  March  reported  that 

Timber.      the  works  were  at  a  stand  for  want  of  timber  and  must 
continue  till  a  supply  can  be  procured,  we  directed  an 
Advertize,   advertizcmeut  to  be  inserted  in  Faulkner's  and  the 

ment. 

Hibernian  Journals,  setting  forth  that  we  have  occa- 
Eimtimber.  siou  for  a  large  quantity  of  elm  timber  of  6,  8,  10,  11, 

and  13  inches  diameter  at  the  small  end,  in  length  not 
Town  Clerk,  less  than  10  feet,  and  proposals  to  be  sent  to  the  Town 

Clerk's  office,  and  also  directed  the  Town  Clerk  to 
Forbes.  writc  to  Mr.  Edward  Forbes,  to  request  he  would  write 
an?S£2oi  to  his  correspondents  at  Liverpool  and  Bristol  to  have 

said  advertizement  inserted  in  the  newspapers  of  said 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1778.  5 

^^mb^    tovms.     On  the  6th  day  of  April,  we  again  met,  when  177a  . 
a  letter  from  Mr.  Forbes  was  laid  before  us,  with  a 
proposal  from  his  correspondent  in  England  to  supply  ^2**"** 
300  tons  of  timber  at  £6,  per  ton,  as  they  could  not    ™^ 
afford  to  supply  upon  more  reasonable  terms,  on  account 
of  the  rise  in  the  freight  and  the  advance  on  seamen's 
w^ages,  and  through  necessity   being  obliged  thereto, 
thought   it   prudent   to   agree   to   said  proposal    andJJSSSuo. 
directed  the  Town  Clerk  to  write  to  Mr.  Forbes  to  that 
purpose^      On  the  27th  April  we  received  a  proposal 
from  Mr.  John  Brady  by  which  he  proposes  to  furnish  pjJS^. 
a  quantity  of  round  elm  timber  for  the  pipe  water  works 
at   £4   10s.,   per  ton,  but   the  proposal  not   having 
specified  the  quantity  nor  dimensions,  we  postponed 
entering  into  any  agreement  with  him  until  he  informed 
us  thereof.* 

m.  i«.  Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  order, 

an  act  of  assembly,  and  committee  to  proceed  as  they 
shall  think  proper. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  inspecting  city  leases  near  expiring  have  Cityieaww. 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  24th  April,  1778. 

*  We  inform  your  honours  that  on  the  18th  February  Report. 
last  we  met  and  set  up  by  public  cant  pursuant  to  an 
advertizement  for  that  purpose,  all  that  lot  of  ground  O'ouud. 
on  the  north  side  of  Saint  Stephen's  Green,  containing  IjJ,^^,^.^ 
in  front  to  the  said  green  60  feet  6  inches,  and  in  depth  gjJfJIi. 
fronting  Dawson  street  160  feet,  and  in  depth  adjoin-  ***""■• 
ing  Mr.  Hume's  ground  179  feet,  and  in  breadth  in  the  ^SS 
rear  106  feet.  We  declared  that  the  taker  of  the  ground 
was  to  build  coach  houses,  stables,  necessary  house,  Bauoingt. 
cow  house,  dirt  hole,  dung  hole,  ovens,  and  a  range  wall 
of  12  feet  high  and  18  inches  thick  to  enclose  said  lot 
of  ground  from  the  Mayoralty  House  ground,  agreeable  AUyoraity 
to  the  plan  and  estimate  and  to  be  built  in  a  workman- 


like manner  under  the  inspection  of  the  city  surveyor,  ^^^ 


sonreyor. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1778. 


1778. 
Taker. 


ICajomlty 
Honae. 


Leet. 


Kent. 


Arundel 
court. 

Surrey. 


Mathews 


Adrertise- 
menti 


Lease. 


Order. 


Justices' 
office. 


Paymeut. 


John 
Scott, 
attorney 
fenenU. 


and  it  was  also  declared  by  us,  that  the  old  materials  J;^^J^f*"- 
should  belong  to  the  taker  of  the  house,  but  he  not  to 
get  possession  of  any  part  of  the  ground  whereon  the 
present  offices  belonging  to  the  Mayoralty  House  stand, 
until  the  new  ones  are  completely  finished,  which  are  to 
be  done  on  or  before  the  1st  day  of  September  next,  and 
that  the  taker  should  commence  rent  on  the  2Bth  day  of 
March,  1779.  And  several  persons  having  attended  at 
said  sale  and  having  bid  for  said  lot  of  ground  upon  the 
aforesaid  terras,  and  Mr.  Ambrose  Leet  having  bid  the 
sum  of  £80,  per  annum,  besides  capon  money,  and  no 
other  person  having  bid  so  much,  he  was  declared  the 
highest  bidder. 

*  We  again  met  on  the  2nd  March  relative  to  the 
ground  in  Arundel  court,  when  we  directed  the  city 
surveyor  to  survey  the  city's  ground  in  said  place  and 
to  mention  who  holds  the  possession  thereof  and  also  to 
lay  out  in  building  lots  tfiat  part  of  said  court  in  the 
city's  possession,  which  Mr.  Mathews  having  done 
agreeable  to  our  directions  he  laid  the  same  before  us  m.iofr. 
on  this  day,  and  we  directed  that  an  advertizement 
should  be  published  for  setting  the  same,  and  as  it 
might  be  an  encouragement  to  bidders,  we  agreed  that 
the  taker  should  have  a  lease  for  99  years,  three  lives 
renewable  for  70  years  or  31  years  at  the  option  of  the 
taker.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[5.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  aid  for  the 
justices'  office:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do  pay  to  the  right  honourable  the  Lord 
Mayor  on  his  Lordship's  warrant  and  receipt  for  the 
same,  the  sum  of  £B0,  for  the  use  of  the  justices' 
office. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  freedom  to  the 
right  honourable  John  Scott,  his  majesty's  attorney 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1778.  7 

Boa  uUL    general :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  for  the  reasons  in  ^™. 

the  petition  set  forth,  and  that  the  said  freedom  be  TnneUM. 
engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  presented  by 
the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,   praying  freedom  to 
Denis  Daly,  esquire,  knight  of  the  shire  of  the  county  gg^ 
of  Galway :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  gratis  for  the  oaiwBj. 
reasons   in   the  above   petition   set   forth,   that   said 
freedom  be  engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and '»»«"<»•■ 
presented  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs. 

[8.]  Certain    of   the    commons,  praying  freedom  to 
Sampson  Stawell,  esquire:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  s*»w»il 
gratis  for  the  reasons  in  the  above  petition  set  forth, 
that  the  said  freedom  be  engrossed,  put  under  the  city  Fnuieiii«6. 
seal,  and  transmitted  to  him  by  the  Lord  Mayor. 

[9.]  Sir  Thomas  Blackall,  knight,  alderman  Thomas  BUckau. 
Emerson,  and  Benjamin  Eaton,  praying  abatement  in|»^n- 
the  rents  of  their  respective  holdings  in  Arundel  court:  Amndei 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  in  consideration  of  the 
delay  given  to  the  petitioners  in  building  their  houses, 
that  the  petitioners'  rents  of  the  said  concerns  shall  ^^^ 
commence  from  the  29th  day  of  September  last. 

[10.]  Alderman  John  Darragh,  praying  to  have  ai>ftm«h. 
lease  for  99  years  of  some  lots  of  ground  part  of  Flint's  l^^ 
Croft,  instead    of    the    term    for    which  they  were<^«>ft. 
originally  set  to  him:  whereupon  it  was  granted. 

[11.]  Alderman  John  Darragh  and  Thomas  Trulock,  ^^^ 
praying  to  have  the  old  walls,  rubbish,  and  dunghills  oia  wmua. 
adjoining  their   houses   in  Flint's  Croft   carted    and  Fi^t't 
taken  away  at  the  expense  of  the  city:  whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioners  the  sum  of  ten  Ptymont. 
guineas  to  enable  them  to  cart  and  take  away  the  dirt, 
filth,  and  rubbish  in  the  within  petition  set  forth. 

[12.]  Benjamin  Taylor,  praying  to  be  paid  half  a  Tajior. 
year's  allowance    for    attending    grand    juries    andjJS? 


aklA. 


'8 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1778. 


1778. 


FaymeBt. 


Tnunbull. 

Price  of 
ffrain. 
AHsixe  of 
mroad. 


Piiymeiit 


Besigna- 
tion. 
Jones, 
oommons. 


CuTillie. 

Renewal 
leaae. 
Fleet 
street. 


Taylor 

Mecklen* 

burgh 

street. 

Payment. 


MecuiQ, 
Jieeper  of 
Bridewell, 


Payment. 


Oilshenan. 
Frauds, 
market 
hoose. 


Payment. 


summoning  prosecutors  in  criminal  cases  ending  this  2?"^^*^ 
day :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 
do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner 
the  sum  of  twenty  guineas  in  consideration  of  trouble 
set  forth  in  the  petition. 

[13.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  praying  usual  allowance 
for  calculating  the  average  price  of  grain  and  making 
out  the  weekly  assize  of  bread  for  one  year:  where- 
upon it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on 
the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum 
of  £22  16s.,  for  the  trouble  in  said  petition  set  forth. 

[14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  accept  of 
the  resignation  of  James  Jones,  one  of  the  commons 
of  the  common  coimcil  of  said  city:  whereupon  it  was 
granted. 

[16.]  John  Baptist  Cuvillie,  praying  to  have  a 
renewal  of  his  lease  of  ground  in  Fleet  street,  by 
adding  the  life  of  his  royal  highness  George,  Prince 
of  Wales  in  the  room  of  Richard  Cuvillie  deceased, 
one  of  the  lives  mentioned  in  said  lease :  whereupon  it 
was  granted. 

[16.]  Rogers  Taylor,  praying  to  be  paid  the  sura  of 
£3  6s.  6Jd-,  paid  by  him  for  cleansing  Mecklenburgh 
street :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 
do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ^^^^^ 
£3  6s.  6Jd.,  for  the  reasons  in  the  within  petition. 

[17.]  Joshua  Mecum,  keeper  of  Bridewell,  praying 
to  be  paid  half  a  year's  allowance  for  his  turnkey: 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner 
£2  30s.,  to  enable  him  to  pay  his  turnkey. 

[18.]  James  Gilshenan,  praying  usual  allowance  for 
preventing  frauds  at  the  market  house:  whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant  and  on  his  receipt,  pay  to  his  Lord- 
ship the  sum  of  £16,  to  recompense  the  petitioner  for 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1778.  9 

5^^-   the  services  in  the  said  petition  set  forth,  if  deserving  177s. 
thereof. 

[19.]  Henry  Boswell,  praying   usual    allowance   to  BogwtAi. 
enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his  room:  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £3.  PtuoMBt 

[20.]  Walter  Kennedy,  praying  usual  allowance  for  Tnnt^ 
his  trouble  in  summoning  grand  and  petit^  juries  for  Jwi«. 
one  year    ending    this    assembly:  whereupon  it  was 
ordered  that  the  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £4.  rmjmmt. 

[21.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  address  his  q2J"^ii 
majesty  in  council  against  the  paving  bill  being  passed  PATingbui. 
into  a  law :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  an  address 
be   prepared   by  the  committee   for  conducting  city 
business  in  parliament,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  city  mio. 
transmitted  to  his  majesty  in  council  against  the  said 
heads  of  a  bill  being  passed  into  a  law,  and  that 
the  said  committee  be  empowered  to  draw  on  the  city 
treasurer  for  such  sum  as  shall  appear  to  be  necessary  sum. 
in  aid  of  the  public  contributions  for  preventing  said 
heads   of   a   bill  passing  into  a  law,  that  alderman 
Lynam    be    added    to    the   committee,  and  that  theLToam. 
commons  do  also  name  two  of  the  commons  to  be  of 
the  committee:  allowed. 

[Two  of  the  commons :]  Thomas  Beed,  George  Sutton,  commoni. 
xtt  107  [22.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 

Ballast  Of&ce  to  the  general  assembly,  this  29th  day  §g^ 
of  Apra,  1778. 

*  Since  their  appointment  to  the  direction  of  thoBepott. 
Ballast  Office,  we  continued  the  building  of  the  new 
gabbard  and  the  repairs  of  the  old  gabbards  and  piles.  fgJJ^- 

*  The  abutment  to  the  lighthouse,  which  was  begun  jught- 
the  latter  end  of  last  summer  and  such  progress  made, 

as  to  secure  the  building  during  the  winter,  we  intend 
to  set  about  completing  as  soon  as  the  weather  will 


10  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1778. 

1778.  permit,  and  for  that  purpose  have  contracted  with^i|™i*- 

SS^nif^'    ^^^^  Ranelagh  for  about  BOO  large  stones  from  B  feet  to 

Tarrant.      7  feet  loug  cach,  the  late  committee  consulted  captain 

Tarrant  concerning  the  plan  for  this  abutment,  he  was 

down  at  the  lighthouse  viewing  the  work  several  times, 

Pajinent.    and  wc  are  of  opinion  that  he  should  be  paid  25  guineas 

for  his  trouble. 

'Pursuant  to  your  honours'  order  of  the  8th  of 
February  last,  we  have  had  under  consideration  the 
grorM  of    expediency  of  altering  the  course  of  the  river  Dodder, 
Bingaend    ^Y  tumiug  it  to  the  southward  of  Ringsend  church, 
church.      ^YiQy  cousulted  the  pilot  committee,  who  were  unani- 
mously of  opinion  that  it  would  be  productive  of  many 
advantages  to  the  navigation  of  the  port,  they  have 
i^aiid     had  a  map  of  the  ground  and  present  course  of  the 
Bau'8         river  from  Ball's  bridge  to  the  river  Liffey  drawn  by 
LMfey.'       Mr.  Mathcws,  the  city  surveyor,  and  a  plan  of  the 
Myine.       intended  alteration  by  Mr.  William  Mylne,  engineer, 
who  has  reported  his  opinion  of  the  practicability  and 
that  the  expense  of  altering  the  course  of  the  river, 
RoHiiflou'a  making  a  cut  for    the    water    from  Mr.  Robinson's 
Ba^iagh.    whecl,  and  joining  to  it  the  water  from  Ranelagh 
will  not  exceed  the  sum  of  £720,  which  report,  map, 
and  plan  are  herewith  laid  before  your  honours,  and 
we  are  of  opinion,  that   application  should  be   made 
Fitx-         to  lord  viscount  Fitzwilliam,  to  request  his  consent  to 
"*'      carry  out  the  proposed  alteration  into  execution. 

*  We  beg  your  honours  will  make  an  order  to  affix 
EwJSt  tor  ^^^  ^^*y  ^^^  ^^  ^  receipt  for  the  parliamentary  grant 
^'^^  of  the  present  sessions  for  carrying  [on]  the  Ballast 
wau.        Office  wall. 

c,^^  *  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  m.  w*. 

Baianoe.     WO  havc  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of 

Hart.        £3,810  16s.  9d.,  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Henry  Hart, 

Ballast    Master,    on    the    Ballast    Office    fund,    and 

£2,902  19s.  l|d.,  overpaid  by  him  on  account  of  the 


DUBLIK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1778. 


11 


JSwt?'    Public  money,,  all  which  is  humbly  submitted  to  your  ^7'•• 
honours. 

*  Signed  by  eight  of  the  committee.' 

Easter  assembly  1778,  May  the  1st. 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  <>»*« 
an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  committee  continued  and 
to  proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper,  that  a  proper 
receipt  be  prepared,  put  under  the  city  seal  for  theSSStr*'"* 
parliamentary  grant  of  the  present  session  for  carrying     ^ 
on  the  Ballast  Office  wall:  allowed. 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  14th  gjj;^ 
of  January  last  inclusive,  to  the  29th  April,  1778,  •'**^*»' 
exclusive. 


BallMt  Office,  Dr. 

ie   s.   d. 

To  twlance  of  last  quaiiei's  abstract 

.^    348217    7 

To  cash  recoiTcd  siaco 

...    1178    2    4 

£4.640  19  11 

Per  contra,  Or. 

X    «.    d. 

By  cash  paid  (or  raising  ballast 

...     253    6    4 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

...      lOG    4    0 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

...      200  13    9 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 

...       64    0    6 

...        89    8    2 

By  cash  paid  for  aocoont  of  the  lighthouse 

...       72  11    6 

By  cash  paid  interest 

...       51    0    0 

By  balance 

...    3810  16    0 

£4,640  19  11 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 


£    s.   d. 


To 


P.  B. 


Per  contra,  Or. 

By  cash  overpaid  per  last  quarter's  abstract 
By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier 


£     s.  d. 

..    2778    8  0| 

..     124  11  1 

£2,902  19  1^ 


1778.  May  1. — Admissions  to  franchise. 
1778.  May  1. — Declaration  and  signatures- 


Franchisei 

Declara- 
tion. 


12  DXTBLIK  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1778. 

1^  1778.  June  11.— Post  Assembly.  ^[S"^ 

[1.]  Certain   of    the    commons,   praying   to   make 
application  to  his  excellency  the  lord  lieutenant  to 
Bx«m^<m  procure  an  exemption  for  coal  ships,  and  also  for  the 
2i5I;*^"**  several    linen    ships    for  Chester,  London,  Greenock, 
Sj2SJi.     Bristol,  Liverpool,  and  also  for  the  channel  coasters 
that  supply  this  city  with  provisions  to  be  exempted 
Embargo,    fpom  the  present  embargo:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
Petition  to  ^jjj^^  ^  petition  be  prepared  by  Mr.  Becorder,  put  under 
uratenont.  ^^^  ^^^^  ^^^j^  ^^^  presented  to  his  excellency  the  lord 
lieutenant  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  praying 
that  his  excellency  will  procure  an  exemption  for  the 
several  coal  ships,  linen  ships,  and  channel  coasters 
from  the  present  embargo  and  that  he  will  be  pleased 
Convoy.      to  appoint  a  proper  convoy  for  the  linen  ships, 
citjteai.        Petition  prepared,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  pre- 
sented accordingly. 


Baiiti».  [1.]  Eobert  Smith,  praying    to    be    excused  from 


1778.  June  22.— Post  Assembly. 
[1.]  Eobert  Smith,  praying    to 

^^2j^  serving  the  oflSce  of  one  of  the  High  Sheriffs  of  the 
said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from 
Michaelmas  next;  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
petitioner's  resignation  be  accepted  of,  he  having  paid 

Fine.         into  the  hands  of  the  Lord  Mayor  200  guineas,  the 

hJSpSol*  ^^^®  *^  ^  applied  towards  building  the  Blue  Coat 
Hospital. 

J^.  [2.]  John  Jones,  esquire,  the  like,  like  order. 

Sheriff.  p J  «« yfj^Q^  thQ  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common 

council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot 

S>n"for"  nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city, 
resident  within  the  said  city  or  the  liberties  thereto 
adjoining,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal 
estate  in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000,  over  and  above 
all  his  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  Henry  Saunders  of 
Big  Ship  street,  stationer,  Thomas  Fleming  of  Smock 


Bherifle. 


DTTBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1778.  13 

Roll  xxiu.    alley,   stationer,   William    James    of    Bride    street,  *^- 

™-  ^••'  "^  Nomina. 

tnerchant,  William  Worthington    of    Usher's    quay,  "^"^J 
dyer,  Bichard  Moncrieffe  of  Capel  street,  merchant, 
John  Locker  of  Parliament  street,  goldsmith,  Hugh 
Crothers  of  Lurgan  street,  merchant,   and   Edward 
Tomlinson  of  King  street,  merchant,  as  fit  persons  to 
serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  and  do 
hereby  return  the  names  with  the  additions  of  the  said 
m.iMb.      eight  persons  to  you  the  Lord  Mayor  and  aldermen 
of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your  electing  two  of  the 
said  persons  to  be  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  for  the 
ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next. 
"Henry  Gore  Sankey,  Henry  Howison,  Sheriffs." 
[4.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  Henry  Ei«ctioii. 
Saunders  of  Ship  street,  stationer,  and  Hugh  Crothers  gj^*^* 
of  Lurgan  street,  merchant,  out  of  the  eight  persons  ^^«"**- 
to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  for 
the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next. 
"  William  Dunn,  Lord  Mayor." 

1778.  June  26. — Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Eesolved,  that  a  petition  under  the  city  seal  be  Petition 
presented  to   the   house   of   commons   against   heads  i«Tiiwwii. 
of  a  bill  for  paving  this  city  and  praying  to  be  heard 
by  counsel  against  the  same  if  judged  necessary  by  coimsoi. 
the  parliamentary  committee  and  also  to  affix  the  city  city  -eai. 
seal  to  such  other  petition  for  opposing  said  heads  of 
a  bill  as  they  may  think  proper. 

The   Lord    Mayor  and  Aldermen    agree   with    the 
Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the  within  resolution. 

1778.  July  7.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Alderman  Patrick  Boyd,  praying  to  be  excused  Boyd, 
from  serving  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  for  the  ensuing  ¥»y<>^ 
year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next:  whereupon 


14 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1778. 


1778. 

Fines. 

Bla«  Coat 
Hospital. 

Claret. 


Scarlet 
gown. 

Saunders 

Sheriff. 

Excoeed. 


Fine. 

Bloe  Coat 
Hospital. 


Crothers, 
Sheriff. 


Election  of 

Lord 

Mayor. 


Bojd. 
ezcnaed. 


Wriffhtflon, 

liord 

Mayor. 


Nomination 
for  Sheriffs. 


it  was  ordered,  that  the  petitioner's  resignation  here- Bon  zxiiL 
unto  annexed  [be  accepted]  of,  he  paying  the  usual  fines 
of  20  guineas  to  the  Blue  Coat  Hospital,  one  hogshead 
of  claret  or  20  guineas  in  lieu  thereof  to  the  present 
Lord  Mayor,  another  hogshead  of  claret  or  20  guineas 
in  lieu  thereto  to  the  succeeding  Lord  Mayor,  and  it  is 
further  ordered,  that  the  petitioner  keep  his  station 
and  wear  a  scarlet  gown. 

[2.]  Henry  Saunders,  praying  to  be  excused  from 
serving  the  office  of  one  of  the  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city 
for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas 
next :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  petitioner's  "•  ^®- 
resignation  hereto  annexed  be  and  is  hereby  accepted 
of,  he  paying  the  sum  of  200  guineas  as  a  fine,  said 
sum  to  be  appropriated  towards  finishing  the  Blue  Coat 
Hospital. 

[3.]  Hugh  Crothers,  the  like,  like  order. 

[4]  " We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  alderman 
George  Wrightson  to  serve  in  the  place  or  office  of 
Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  com- 
mencing from  Michaelmas  next,  in  the  room  of 
alderman  Patrick  Boyd,  who  has  been  excused  from 
serving  that  office  and  do  hereby  return  the  said  George 
Wrightson  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Common3  of  the 
said  city  for  your  approbation. 

"  William  Dunn,  Lord  Mayor." 

[6.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin  assembled,  have  this  day 
approved  by  ballot  of  alderman  George  Wrightson  to 
serve  in  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  said  city  for  the 
ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas  nexi 

"  Henry  Gore  Sankey,  Henry  Howison,  Sheriffs." 

[6.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,   1778.  15 

Boa  nfiL    nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city,  177a 

resident  within  the  said  city  or  liberties  thereto  uSn  for 
adjoining,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal 
estate  in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000,  sterling,  over 
and  above  all  his  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  William 
Worthington  of  Usher's  quay,  dyer,  Thomas  Fleming 
of  Smock  alley,  stationer,  Richard  Tudor  of  Skinner 
row,  goldsmith,  John  Locker  of  Parliament  street, 
goldsmith,  Martin  Brownlow  of  Bride  street, 
apothecary,  Richard  Moncrieffe  of  Capel  street, 
merchant,  William  James  of  Bride  street,  merchant, 
and  Edward  Tomlinson  of  King  street,  merchant,  as 
fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said 

in.i6s».  city  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with  the  additions 
of  the  said  eight  persons  to  you  the  Lord  Mayor  and 
aldermen  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your  electing 
two  of  the  said  persons  to  be  the  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city 
for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas  next. 
"  Henry  Gore  Sankey,  Henry  Howison,  Sheriffs." 

[7.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  S^Jtiou. 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  William  JJS;^^,^ 
Worthington   of   Usher's   quay,    dyer,    and   Richard  ®^""''' 
Moncrieffe  of  Capel  street,  merchant,  out  of  the  eight 
persons  returned  to  us  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons 
as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the 
said   city   for   the  ensuing   year    commencing   from 
Michaelmas  next. 

"William  Dunn,  Lord  Mayor." 

*  William  Dunn.  —  Edward  Sankey.  —  Richard 
French — ^Killner  Swettenham. — Henry  Hart. — John 
Tucker. — James  Horan. — ^George  Alcock. — Nathaniel 
Warren.' 

aLi77.  1778.  July  17.— Fourth  Friday  after  the  24th  of 

June. 
[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  grant  the 


16 


DT7BLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1778. 


1778. 

Bmdfltrett, 

Becorder. 


Pfljmmit. 


Mayoralty 

houM. 

Foraiture. 


Committee. 


Expense. 


CommonB. 


Pipe  water. 


Suit. 

Arthur 

Guinness. 


Citjpipe 
water. 


gum  of  £200,  to  sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  Eecorder  of  the  2^^*"* 
said  city:  whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  the  sum  of 
£200,  be  grants  to  sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  baronet,  to 
be  paid  by  the  city  treasurer  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant  and  allowed  him  in  his  accounts,  as  a 
testimony  of  the  services  done  by  him  last  year  to  the 
citizens  by  a  faithful  discharge  of  his  duty  as  Becorder. 

[2.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  appoint  a 
committee  to  provide  furniture  for  the  Mayoralty 
house :  whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  the  Lord  Mayor, 
Sheriffs,  treasurer,  masters  of  the  city  works,  aldermen 
Sankey,  Hart,  Lynam,  and  sir  Anthony  King,  and 
eight  of  the  commons  to  be  named  by  the  commons 
or  any  five  of  them,  whereof  the  Lord  Mayor  when 
present  and  one  of  the  Sheriffs  to  be  always  two  and 
in  the  absence  of  the  Lord  Mayor  the  senior  alderman 
present  to  preside,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a  com- 
mittee to  provide  such  furniture  for  the  use  of  the 
Mayoralty  house,  the  expense  attending  same  not  to 
exceed  £100,  and  who  are  hereby  empowered  to  draw 
on  the  city  treasurer  for  said  sum. 

[The  eight  of  the  commons:]  Messieurs  Moncrieffe, 
Worthington,  Sherwood,  Leech,  Giffard,  Mathew, 
Pentland,  Mahar. 

[3.]  "Resolved,  that  the  pipe  water  committee  be m. it? 6. 
directed  and  empowered  to  bring  to  issue  in  the  most 
speedy  manner  possible  the  suit  now  depending  between 
Arthur  Guinness,  esquire,  and  this  corporation,  con- 
cerning the  water  which  he  takes  from  the  city  works 
and  the  ground  by  him  withholden." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  with 
the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the  foregoing  resolution. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  with 
pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  13th 
July,  1778. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1778.  17 

^HiTb^'        *  ^®  inform  your  honours,  that  since  our  last  report  ^' 
we  proceeded  on  the  business  referred  to  us  and  having 
met.  on  the  14th  May  last,  the  subcommittee,  to  whom 
the  resolution   of   the  Canal   company  who  with  the^^^jj,^ 
assistance  of  Mr.  Mylne  wore  requested  to  consider  the 
same,  made  their  report  thereon  and  which  was  agreed 
to  by  us  and  the  Town  Clerk  was  directed  by  us  toTowucierk 
send  a  copy  of  said  report,  so  far  as  the  same  related 
to  the  Canal  company,  to  Mr.  Baggs  to  be  laid  before  BagKs. 
them.       Mr.  John  Merryman,   brewer,   having  com-  JJlJJ^"**"* 
plained  that  he  is  greatly  overcharged  for  the  use  of 
the  pipe  water,  we  referred  the  same  to  Mr.  Mylne,  wyine. 
who  was  desired  to  enquire  into  the  same,  which  he 
having  done  accordingly,  reported  that  Mr.  Merryman 
was  charged  in  the  former  manner  that  other  brewers 
are,  and  we  thereupon  came  to  a  resolution  that  he 
should  not  be  supplied  unless  he  paid  £16,  for  the  supply, 
last  year  and  directed  that  the  collector  should  apply 
to  him  for  the  said  rent   and  inform   him   of    the  Rent 
resolution  of  your  committee. 

*  We  directed  the  Town  Clerk  to  write  to  Edmond  Town  cierk. 
Weld,  esquire,  to  request  his  attendance  on  us  at  our  weid. 
then  next  meeting?,   to  know   from  him  the   several  ^    , 

^'  Lord 

m.  17&  tenants  of  the  lord  Limerick,  who  are  entitled  to  water  ^^^^^'* 
under  the  articles  made  between  lord  Limerick  and 
the  city,  and  Mr.  Weld  having  by  letter  on  the  1st 
of  June  informed  us,  that  he  was  unable  to  attend 
being  confined  [to  his  house],  we  directed  that  Mr. 
Mylne  should  wait  on  him  and  endeavour  to  settle  and  Myino. 
adjust  the  supply  to  be  given  to  lord  Limerick's  tenants. 
Several  bills  from  workmen  having  been  laid  before  workmen's 

*=*  bills.        "* 

US,  we  directed  that  in  future,  that  none  of  the  pipe 
water  officers  should  take  upon  them  to  expend  any 
more  or  employ  any  artificer  to  do  any  works  what-  worka. 
soever  in  the  pipe  water  yard  or  offices,  without  first 
applying  to  the  committee  and  obtaining  their  appro- 
voL.  xni.  0 


18 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1778. 


1778. 

Cave. 

Lord 

Limoxick'a 

tenautfl. 

Horan. 


Want  of 
water. 


Hacksterb' 
Bhoott. 


Waste. 


Shoots  cut 
off. 


Tumoocks. 
Metal  bells. 


Commis- 
sionera  of 
paTinff. 


bation  for  that  purpose.  We  again  met  on  the  IBthJ^^yg^" 
June  and  came  to  a  resolution,  that  Mr.  Cave  do  charge 
the  tenants  of  lord  Limerick  in  the  rental  for  the  pipe 
water  use  agreeable  to  the  workhouse  books  and 
requested  alderman  Horan,  Mr.  Verschoyle,  and  Mr. 
Bloxam  with  the  assistance  of  Mr.  Mylne  to  inspect 
the  right  of  the  several  tenants  of  lord  Limerick,  who 
claimed  to  be  entitled  to  pipe  water  under  the  agree- 
ment with  the  city. 

*  We  on  the  29th  June  again  met  and  many  com- 
plaints having  been  made  to  us  of  the  want  of  water 
and  it  appearing  to  us  that  the  cause  of  these  com- 
plaints partly  arise  from  hucksters  making  use  of  shoots 
and  other  conveyances  to  convey  the  water  through 
the  walls  of  their  houses  and  that  by  their  carelessness 
and  neglect  there  was  a  great  waste  of  water.  We 
directed,  that  the  collectors  should  forthwith  make  a 
return  to  the  overseers  of  the  names  and  residences  of 
the  several  hucksters  in  each  division,  who  make  use 
of  shoots  and  other  conveyances  and  that  the  overseers 
upon  receiving  such  return  do  without  loss  of  time 
cause  the  shoots  and  other  conveyances  to  be  cut  off 
and  that  the  overseers  do  from  time  to  time  make  a 
return  to  the  committee  the  number  of  shoots  they  shall 
have  cut  off.  We  also  resolved  that  the  several  turn- 
cocks be  supplied  with  metal  bells  and  that  at  the  time 

of  the  turning  of  the  water  into  any  street,  they  ring  m.  i76  b. 
the  same  and  apprize  the  inhabitants  of  each  street  of 
their  turning  the  cocks  for  supplying  them  with  water, 
that  by  this  means  the  inhabitants  may  have  notice  of 
the  time  the  water  is  turned  to  them,  and  that  in  future 
they  shall  not  have  any  cause  of  complaint  of  not 
knowing  when  the  water  is  turned  to  them. 

*  We  again  met  on  the  6th  of  July  and  it  having . 
been  mentioned  to   us,   that   the   commissioners   for 
paving  complained  that  where  the  streets  were  broken 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1778.  19 

^7«^  open  for  the  purpose  of  laying  down  new  mains  orj^^ 
repairing  old  ones,  that  the  persons  who  are  employed 
by  the  city  for  paving,  digging,  filling,  etc.,  do  not 
finish  the  same  in  a  proper  manner,  we  therefore  in 
order  to  remove  all  complaints  directed  the  Town  Clerk  Townciwt. 
to  acquaint  the  commissioners  for  paving  that  we  are 
ready  to  enter  into  a  contract  with  them  for  digging, 
paving,  and  filling  over  such  part  of  the  streets  as  shall  stfett^ 
be  necessarily  broken  for  the  laying  down  new  mains 
or  repairing  the  old  ones,  and  also  for  the  carrying 
away  all  superfluous  stuff,  which  proposal  of  your 
committee  is  now  under  the  consideration  of  the  said 
commissioners. 

'We  further  inform  your  honours,  that  Mr.  MylneMjine. 
from  time  to  time  reported  to  us  the  state  of  the  works,  ^rtw**'*** 
which  several  reports  were  agreed  to  by  uff.     Several 
complaints  having  been  made  to  us  of  the  want  of 
water,  we  enquired  into  the  reason  thereof  and  were 
informed  it  was  owing  to  the  scarcity  of  water  in  the  seMcityoi 
bason,  the  Canal  company  scarcely  giving  any  supply,  ^**"»- 
whereupon  we  ordered  the  Town  Clerk  to  write  to  the  Towncierk. 
secretary  of  the  Canal  company  and  to  inform  him  of  ^|J^. 
the  great  want  of  water  the  citizens  experience  owing 
to  the  company's  not  furnishing  the  bason  with  an 
175,        ample  supply  and  also  to  inform  them,  that  while  they 
continued  not  to  grant  a  proper  supply,  the  corporation 
of  the  city  could  not  consider  themselves  liable  to  be 
called  upon  by  the  company  for  their  proportion  of 
the  pipe  water  revenue.' 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  OMer. 
an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  committee  continued  and 
to  proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper. 

[6.]  Certain    of   the    commons,  praying  freedom  to 
Edward,    Earl    of   Aldborough:    whereupon    it    wasSa-*"' 
ordered,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be  granted  unto  fmcSiw. 
Edward,  Earl  of  Aldborough,  as  a  consideration  for 


20 


DXJBLIK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1778. 


1778. 


City 


Bowlej. 
FrmncbUe. 


Knos. 
mace 


his  invariable  attention  to  the  commercial  interest  of  ^^{7^*- 
this  city,  same  to  be  engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal, 
and  presented  to  him  in  the  most  respectable  manner. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  freedom  to 
Hercules  Langford  Rowley,  esquire :  whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be,  for  the  reasons 
in  the  within  assigned,  presented  to  Hercules  Langford 
Eowley,  the  same  to  be  engrossed,  put  under  the  city 
seal,  and  presented  in  the  most  respectable  manner. 

[7.]  Thomas  Knox,  mace  bearer  and  ofl&cer  of 
commons,  praying  compensation  for  supplying  the 
Sheriffs  and  Commons  with  candles,  candlesticks  and 
other  necessaries  for  one  year  ending  this  assembly: 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the 
sum  of  £6,  in  consideration  of  supplying  the  Sheriffs 
and  Commons  with  the  above  necessaries  for  one  year 
ending  this  assembly. 

[8.]  Nathaniel  Stakes,  praying  to  be  continued  one 
of  the  collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  for  division  m.irsb. 
No.  3:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  petitioner 
be  continued  one  of  the  turncocks  and  collector  for  the 
pipe  water  revenue  for  division  No.  3.  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  Midsummer  assembly  1779,  he 
giving  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  said  oflSce 
and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer  all  such  sums  as  he 
shall  receive,  said  security  to  be  approved  of  by  the 
Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  and  to  be  entered  into  in  one 
month  from  the  date  hereof  or  this  order  to  be  void. 

[9.]  Frances  Clarke,  widow,  praying  to  be  continued 
craner  at  the  crane  in  Great  Booter  lane:  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  petitioner  be  and  is  hereby 
appointed  craner  of  the  city  crane  in  Big  Booter  lane, 
during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year 
Booter une.  ending  next  Midsummer  assembly  1779,  with  all  the 
just    fees  and  perquisites    thereunto    belonging,  she 


Piymeut. 


stakes, 
tnmoock 
and 
collector. 


Clarke, 
widow. 


Appoiut- 
ment. 
Craiier  at 
Great 


DITBLIK  ASSEMBLY   EOLL,   1778.  21 

^j  ™*-    giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  itts. 

duties  of  said  office,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  security. 

shall  approve  of,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  in 

one  month  from  this  date  or  this  order  for  appointing 

the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[10.]  John   M'Elrov,  praying  to   be   continued   <5°®  JJJJJSXvt 

of  the  Serjeants  at  mace:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  "»••«'• 
that  the  above  named  John  M'Elroy  be  and  is  hereby 
continued  one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  not  exceeding 
one  year  ending  next  Midsummer  assembly  1779,  he 
giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of 
the  duties  of  said  office  and  redelivery  of  the  silver 
mace,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve 
of,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from 
this  date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner 
to  be  void, 
m.  174.  [11.]  John  Lynch,  the  like,  like  order.  Lyncb. 

[12.]    Certain    of    the    commons,    praying    usual 
allowance  to  Mrs.  Medicis  Oakes :  whereupon  it  was  oavea. 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  20  guineas  in  consideration  omnt. 
of  her  present  distress. 

[13.]  Lucy  Oulton,  praying  usual  allowance :  where-  oaiton. 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  10  guineas,  orant. 
[14.]  Henry  Brown,  porter  of  the  Tholsel,  praying  Brown, 
usual  allowance  to  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his  vonir. 
room :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 
do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  p&jmant. 
£4. 

[16.]  Esther  Kennedy  widow,  setting  forth  that  Eoger  ^Tow!^*' 
Kendrick  deceased,  (who  had  a  yearly  salary  from  the  ^^^^* 
city)  was  at  the  time  of  his  death  indebted  to  her  in  Debt, 
the  sum  of  £6  for  diet  and  lodging,  which  with  the 
expenses  attending  his  funeral  amounted  to  upwards 
of  £10,  being  half  a  year's  salary  which  was  due  to  salary. 


22 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1778. 


1778. 


the  said  Roger  on  the  4th  May  last  and  therefore  J^^^*^- 
prayed  to  be  reimbursed  said  sum:  whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  for  the  reasons  in  the  foregoing  petition 
assigned,  that  the  within  petitioner  be  paid  by  the 
city  treasurer  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant  the  sum 
of  £10,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[16.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of 
the  Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  16th 
of  July,  1778. 

*  Since  their  last  report  to  your  honours  we  con-  m.  174  u, 
tinned  the  building  of  the  new  gabbard  which  is  nearly 
finished   and  the   repairs  of  the  old  gabbards   and 
floats. 

*  Since  the  weather  would  permit,  we  have  employed 
labourers  at  low  water  to  clear  the  river  of  shoals, 
and  also  gabbards  to  drudge  between  the  walls  to 
improve  the  navigation  to  the  Custom  House  quay. 

*  We  have  made  some  progress  in  building  the  abut- 
ment to  the  lighthouse,  and  expect  to  have  it  completed 
in  the  course  of  the  summer,  Mr.  Vierpyl  superintends 
the  execution  of  this  work  at  our  request. 

*We  have  not  done  anything  since  the  last  report 
relative  to  changing  the  course  of  the  river  Dodder, 
Fitxwiiiiam,  lord  Fitzwilliam  was  expected  in  the  kingdom  last 
May,  but  postponed  his  coming  for  some  time,  we 
intend  applying  to  him  upon  his  arrival  to  obtain  his 
consent  for  the  altering  the  course  of  said  river. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 
we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of 
£3,854  9s.  lOd.,  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Henry  Hart, 
Ballast  Master,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  and 
£3,020  18s.  9|d.,  overpaid  by  him  on  account  of  the 
public  money. 

*  The  Ballast  Office  accounts  being  obliged  by  act 
of  parliament  to  be  laid  before  the  government  and 
council  once  in  three  years,  we  herewith  lay  before 


Order. 
Paymont. 


Ballast 
Office. 


Reporl. 

GablMirdB. 
Floats. 

Shoals. 
Qabbords. 


Light- 
bouse. 

Vierpyl. 


Dodder. 


Cosh. 

Balance, 

Hart 


Aooouuls. 


DXTBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1778.  23 

^^.ST*-    your  honours  an  abstract  of  the  annual  receipts  and  ^™:    ^ 
payments  for  your  honours'  approbation  and  to  have 
the   city   seal   afiSjced  thereto,   all   which   is   humbly  city  m^l 
submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  seven  of  the  committee.' 

m.  m.  State  of  the  Ballast  OfSce  accounts  from  the  29th  §^ 

April  inclusive,  to  the  16th  July,  1778,  exclusive.       '^'^^ 


BallMt  Office,  Dr. 

To  iMOanoe  of  last  qiuurter'B  abetnct  ...  ...  ...    3810  16   9 

To  CMh  leceiTed  vnoe  ...  ...  ...  ...     980   6   6 


£4,791    S    3 


Per,  contra,  Or. 

By  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  oontingencies 

By  cash  paid  for  bnildiag  and  repairing  gabbards 

By  cash  paid  for  aooount  of  the  lighthouse 

By  cash  paid  interest 

By  balance 


£     8. 

d. 

102  10 

87  1 

175  18 

161  8 

307  19 

9  0 

103  0 

.  3854  9  10 

£4,791  3 

3 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 
To 


£    s.  d. 


Per  contra^  Cr. 

£    s.  d. 

By  cash  overpaid  i>er  last  quarter's  abstract  ...  ...    2902  19  1^ 

By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier  ...  ...  ...      U7  19  8 


£3,020  18   9^ 


17th  July,  1778. — Granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 
mittee continued  and  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think 
proper,  that  the  city  seal  be  affixed  to  the  Ballast  city  seal. 
Office  account,  in  order  to  lay  the  same  before  the  Aoconnt. 


24  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1778. 

1778.  lord  lieutenant  and  privy  council  pursuant  to  act  of  J^^^"- 

p^JJ**^'"  parliament. 

oouncij.  1773,  j^iy  17.— Admissions  to  franchise.                    j^;?66. 

g^ciara.  1778.  July  17. — Declaration  and  signatures.                  ' 

1778.  July  27.— Post  Assembly.  *-*'^ 

wri?huon,      [1-]  Alderman    George    Wrightson,    praying   to   be 
Mayor.       oxcused  from  serving  in  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  for  m.  its  6 
the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next: 
whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  the  petitioners  resigna- 
tion hereunto  annexed  be  accepted  of,  he  paying  the 
Pmw.         usual  fines,  and  it  is  further  ordered  that  the  petitioner 
Scarlet       do  keep  his  station  and  wear  a  scarlet  gown. 

**  Besolved  unanimously,  that  this  house  doth  with 

much  regret  accept  the  resignation  of  alderman  George 

wHfirhteoD.  Wrightson  of  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  this  city  for 

the  ensuing  year,   having  had    the    most    sanguine 

expectations  of  public  advantage  by  his  filling  said 

station  from  our  knowledge  of  the  very  honourable 

manner  he  discharged  the  important  office  of  High 

Sheriff  to  general  satisfaction." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani- 

concur.      mously  coucur  with  the  Sheriffs  and  (Commons  in  the 

above  resolution. 

Resolved   unanimously    by    the   Lord    Mayor    and 

Board  of  Aldermen,  that  the  above  resolutions  be  three 

^^^^         times  printed  in  Faulkner's  Journal  and  Saunders's 

paperg.       News  Letter,  and  request  the  concurrence  of  the  Sheriffs 

and  Commons  therein: — allowed. 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen 
Eie^ti«"o'  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  alderman 
Mayor.       Joseph  Ljmam  to  serve  in  the  place  or  office  of  Lord  - 
Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  com- 
mencing   from    Michaelmas    next,    in    the    room  of 
^i'Sedl^"'  alderman  George  Wrightson,  who  has  been  excused 
from  that  office,  and  do  hereby  return  the  said  Joseph 


BXTBtlK  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1778.  25 

m!mT'    Lynam  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Coinmons  of  the  said  ^^^^^^ 

city  for  your  approbation. 
*"  ^72.  »  William  Dnnn,  Lord  Mayor.*' 

"We,  the  Sheriffs    and  Commons    of    the    city  of 
Dublin  in  common  council  assembled,  have  this  day 
approved  by  ballot  of  alderman  Joseph  Lynam   to  J^j^j"*' 
serve  in  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  Mayor, 
the  ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas  next. 

"  Henry  Gore  Sankey,  Henry  Howison,  Sheriffs." 

1778.  August  13. — ^Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Alderman     Joseph     Lynam,    praying     to    be  J;JJJ°*' 
excused  from  serving  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  for  ^"•^®'- 
the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next:  Excused, 
whereupon   it   was   ordered,   that  the   resignation   of 
alderman     Joseph     Lynam     hereunto     annexed     be 
accepted  of,  he  paying  the  usual  fine  of  20  guineas  to  i^'mes. 
the  Blue  Coat  Hospital,  one  hogshead  of  claret  or  20  g^*pf^^ 
guineas  in  lieu  thereof  to  the  present  Lord  Mayor,  one 
other  hogshead  of  claret  or  20  guineas  in  lieu  thereof  cia«^t- 
to  the  succeeding  Lord  Mayor,  and  it  is  further  ordered, 
that  the  petitioner  keep  his  station  and  wear  a  scarlet  |j>wu** 
gown. 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  alderman  Election  of 
sir  Anthony  King,  knight,  to  serve   in   the   office   of  nlyor- 
Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year 
commencing  from  Michaelmas  next,  in  the  room  of 
alderman  Joseph  Lynam  who  has  been  excused  from  Lynam. 
serving  that  office  and  do  herebj^  return  the  said  sir 
Anthony  King  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of 
the  said  city  for  your  approbation. 

"William  Dunn,  Lord  Mayor." 
m.  172  h.         "  We,  the   Sheriffs   and   Commons  of   the   city   of 

Dublin  in  common  council  assembled,  have  this  day  ^. 
approved  by  ballot  of  alderman  sir  Anthony  King,  ^r. 


26  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1778. 

^-  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  S^^t^^I^ 

Mayor.  ^^^  ^^^  ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas  next. 
"  Henry  Gore  Sankey,  Henry  Howison,  Sheriffs." 
*Anthony  King. — ^William  Dunn. — ^Philip  Crampton. 
— Patrick  Hamilton. — Edward  Sankey. — ^Willonghby 
Lightburne. — Benjamin  Greale. — Thomas  Blackall. — 
James  Hamilton. — James  Horan. — ^Thomas  Greene. — 
George  Aloock.' 

1778.  October  16.— Third  Friday    after    the    29th  m-ws. 
September. 
Lord  Mayor:  Sir  Anthony  King,  knight. 
Sheriffs :  William  Worthington,  Richard  Monerieffe. 
Beaoiutions      [1.1  "  Resolved  luianimoiisly,  that  the  thanks  of  this 

of  thanks.  ** 

Alderman    assomblv  be  presented  to  alderman  William  Dunn  in 

I>unn.  " 

testimony  of  our  entire  approbation  of  the  faithful 
and  honourable  manner  in  which  he  has  discharged 
the  important  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  this  city  to  the 
great  advantage  of  the  public  and  the  general  satis- 
faction of  the  citizens. 

''  Resolved,  that  the  said  thanks  be  presented  in  a 
Gold  box.     gold  box  not  to  exceed  twenty  guineas  value. 

"Resolved   unanimously,   that  the  thanks   of   this 
Sankey       assembly  be  given  to  Henry  Gore  Sankey,  esquire,  late 
High  Sheriff  of  this  city,  for  his  active,  upright  and 
spirited  conduct  in  that  office. 

"  Resolved  unanimously,  that  the  thanks  of  this 
Howison.     assembly  be  given  to  Henry  Howison,  esquire,  late 
High  Sheriff  of  this  city,  for  his  active,  upright,  and 
spirited  conduct  in  that  office. 

"  Resolved,  that  the  foregoing  resolutions  be  three 
joSSSr**   times  printed  in  Faulkner's  Journal." 
King.  [2.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  grant  the 

Itj^hens     ii^-i^b^g®  ^f  Saint  Stephen's  Green  to  sir  Anthony  King, 
Green.        knight,  Lord  Mayor  during  his  Mayoralty :  whereupon 
it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   HOLL,    1778.  27 

^^1^        [3.]  Alderman  William    Dunn,    late    Lord    Mayor,  J^^ts^ 
praying  to  be  paid  the  usual  sum  of  £B00 :  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £600.  ^/°7uJf ' 

m.  185  6.         [4.]  Alderman  Henry  Hart,  praying  to  be  continued  g^t^ 
Ballast  Master  of  the  port  and  harbour  of  Dublin:  Mas*«»-- 
whereupon    it    was    ordered,  that    the    above  named 
alderman  Henry  Hart   be    and   is   hereby   continued 
Ballast  Master  and  treasurer  to  the  Ballast  Office  of 
the    port     of     Dublin,    for    one    year    ending    next 
Michaelmas  assembly  1779,  at  the  annual  salary  of  sniary 
£150,    he    giving    such    security    for    the    faithful 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  also  for  his 
accounting  justly  for  all  such  sums  of  money  as  he 
shall  receive  from  time  to  time,  as  shall  be  approved 
of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs. 

[5.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  with  aty  pipe 
pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  12th 
October,  1778. 

*  We  inform  your  honours  that  since  our  last  report,  Report, 
we  proceeded  in  the  works  and  business  to  us  referred. 

Mr.  Dexter,  Marshal  of  the  Four  Courts  Marshalsea,  2«xter, 

Mamhal, 

having  preferred  a  petition  praying  to  have  a  supply  qI^^^ 
of  water  for  the  new  Marshalsea  and  we  apprehending  ^*}**],7** 
it  may  be  attended  with  great  expense  in  laying  down  ^**®'* 
a  main  or  service,  referred  the  same  to  Mr.  Mylne,  Myine. 
engineer,  who  reported  to  us  that  Mr.  Dexter  wanted 
a  branch  of  an  inch  bore,  we  then  resolved  that  he 
should  get  one  of  the  dimensions  on  his  laying  same 
down  at  his  own  expense  and  paying  an  annual  sum  paynient. 
of  £4,  for  the  use  of  the  water. 

*  The  commissioners  of  paving  laid  before  us  pro-  commig. 

8iouer«  of 

posals  by  which  they  agreed  to  pave  over  such  parts  paving. 
of  the  streets,  lanes,  bridges,  etc.,  as  should  be  neces-  f^^ 
sarily  taken  up  to  lay  new  mains  or  repair  the  old**'*^"' 


28  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,   1778. 

1^-  ones  at   6id.  for   every  3   feet,  such   breach   should  ^^^*,|;*- 

Breache..     contain  in  length,  provided  we  caused  such  breaches 

as  they  made  to  be  filled  up  with  the  earth  and  rubbish 

and  well  trodden  preparatory  to  their  paving  same, 

Proiiosai.     which  proposal  we  considering  to  be  a  reasonable  one 

did  agree  thereto,  same  to  commence  on  the  3rd  day 

of  August  last,  said  commissioners  being  obliged  to 

do  their  business  properly    and    to    provide    proper 

material  for  such  parts  as  they  should  pave. 

G^y.  *  John  Grealy,  late  bason  keeper,  having  neglected  to 

keeper.       attend  the  chief  magistrate  and  your  committee  in 

their  perambulation  of    the  water    course    and    also 

being  very  negligent  and  inattentive  to  his  duty  and 

refusing  to  obey  the  orders  of  the  proper  officers,  by 

which  many  complaints  were  made  of  want  of  water  m.  isi. 

and   it  appearing  to  us   that   he  was   in  a   state  of 

intoxication  and  unable  to  do  his  duty  for  several 

Discharged,  days,  WO  therefore  thought  proper  to  discharge  him 

from  acting  in  that  station  longer. 

'  On  the  3rd  of  August  last,  finding  that  the  expense 

SibJSire    ^^  l^uyiiig  timber,  the    hire   of   labourers,  and  other 

business  necessary  to  forward  the  works    was    very 

considerable,  we  resolved  upon  borrowing  a  sum  of 

Loan.         £3,000,  for  that  purpose  and  caused  an  advertizement 

to  be  inserted  in  the  public  papers,  on  the  same  day 

Clements,    wc  appointed  Dalway  Clements,  keeper  to  the  bason 

keeper.       uutil  ucxt  assembly  in  the  room  of  John  Grealy. 

*  Several   complaints  being    made    to    us    of    the 
Tumoocks.   inattention  of  the  turncocks,  we  ordered  a  parcel  of 
Bella  for     hcUs  should  bc  made  and  given  to  the  collectors,  which 
to^rS^i?    each  of  them  were  to  give  to  their  respective  turn- 
cocks to  ring  the  same  through  the  streets  in  their 
respective  districts  at  the  time  they  turned  their  cocks, 
so  as  to  apprize  the  inhabitants  of  the  time  they  are 
Water.        ^o  rcccivc  watcr ;    a  great  scarcity  having  happened 
in  the  latter  end  of  the  month  of  August  and  beginning 


DTJBLIK  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1778.  29 

^"w?*"     ^^  September,  we  caused  the  several  ofScers  to  be  as  itts. 
attentive  as  J)ossible  in  granting  to  each  inhabitant  a 
proportionable  share  of    what  water    could    be   had, 
during  which   scarcity   some  evil   minded  person  or  scarcity, 
persons  broke  down  the  sluices  of  the  back  course  by  sinioe«of 

^  -    back  conrM. 

night  to  the  great  injury  not  only  of  the  works  but 
the  public  in  general,  whereupon  the  Lord  Mayor  at 
our  request  issued  a  proclamation  offering  a  reward  J^^J**"^ 
of  £20,  to  any  person  or  persons  guilty  of  said  offence,  B«w«Pd«. 
as  also  the  like  sum  of  £20,  for  any  person  or  persons 
who  should  discover  and  prosecute  to  conviction  the 
person  or  persons  guilty  of  said  offence,  as  also  the 
like  sum  of  £20,  for  any  person  who  should  in  future 
be  guilty  of  the  like  offence. 

'  Several  applications  having   been    made    by    the 
collector  to  Mr.  John  Merryman,  brewer,  for  a  year's  JJj^™*^ 
rent  for  pipe  water  ending  the  25th  March  last,  and  Bent, 
he  having  as  often  refused  pa3anent,   we   thereupon 
ordered  that  a  case  should  be  laid  before  Mr.  Recorder 
for  his  advice  and  opinion,  on  receiving  of  which  said 
opinion,  the  said  Merryman  on  being  informed  thereof  Payment. 
submitted  and  paid  the  rent. 

*  A  petition  of  messieurs  Richard  Cave,  senior  and  cave. 
junior,  praying  an   increase  of  salary  having  been  [J2,7"»*  <*' 
referred  to  us,  which  having  taken  into  consideration 
and  it  appearing  that  they  had  considerable  trouble 
in  making  out  new   rentals,  we   ordered   our   report 
on  that  subject  to  be  annexed  to  their  petition. 
oLiMft.  '^  petition  from  dame  Sarah  Taylor  respecting  ajj^jjy 

demand  due  to  you  from  the  late  Samuel  Caldbeck  coiribeck's 

one  of  your  collectors  having  been  referred  to  us  and 

it  appearing  to  us  that  sir  James  Taylor  was  one  of 

his  bail,  we  having  considered  the  merits  and  allega-  Baii. 

tions  of  said  petition  were  of  opinion  that  lady  Taylor 

may  have  liberty  to  sue  the  executors  of  said  Caldbeck  l^^'  ^ 

for  the  arrears  due  by  him  at  his  death,  in  the  name 


30 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1778. 


1778. 


Treaimrer  b 
accounts. 


Abstract. 


Loan. 


Balance 
due. 


Order. 

Taylor. 
Suing. 
Caldbeck. 


Balance 
due. 


Loan 


TreMurer. 
Works. 

Commons. 

Worthing- 
ton. 

Securities. 


Law  agent. 
Arreon*. 


of  the  city  at  her  own  expense,  she  indemnifying  the  ^^£^' 
city  from  all  costs  and  expenses  on  that  account. 

*  Pursuant  to  our  request,  your  treasurer  for  some 
time  past  hath  laid  before  us  an  abstract  of  his 
accounts  monthly,  particularly  on  the  Bth  instanfe  he 
laid  before  us  a  general  abstract  of  his  accounts  by 
which  it  appears,  he  is  in  advance  for  your  honours 
in  the  general  account  in  the  sum  of  £6,190  17s.  Bd., 
we  therefore  apprehend  that  it  should  be  necessary  for 
you  to  borrow  a  sum  of  £6,000,  either  on  the  city's 
credit  or  on  the  pipe  water  funds  at  £6,  per  cent, 
in  order  to  enable  you  to  pay  off  said  balance  due  to 
the  treasurer,  however  in  that  particular  submit  to 
your  honours'  consideration.' 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made 
an  act  of  assembly,  except  as  to  that  part  respecting 
dame  Sarah  Taylor  and  it  is  ordered  that  if  lady 
Taylor  do  require  the  city's  aid  in  suing  the  repre- 
sentatives of  Samuel  Caldbeck  that  she  do  pass  her 
note  to  the  city  treasurer  payable  in  twelve  months  for 
the  balance  due  the  city  and  that  on  these  terms  she 
have  liberty  to  sue  in  the  city's  name,  and  that  the 
committee  be  empowered  to  borrow  £6,000,  at  six  per 
cent,  on  the  pipe  water  revenue,  agreeable  to  the  act 
of  parliament,  for  the  purpose  of  enabling  them  to  pay 
the  treasurer  and  also  to  proceed  in  the  pipe  water 
works,  and  that  the  commons  do  appoint  one  of  the 
commons  to  be  of  the  committee  in  the  room  of 
Mr.  Sheriff  Worthington,  and  that  the  sum  of  £6,000, 
shall  be  paid  off  by  drawings  of  said  securities  when 
any  redundancies  for  the  purpose  shall  appear  to  be 
in  the  treasurer's  hands  and  that  the  funds  should 
be  created  as  speedily  as  possible,  that  in  future  it 
be  and  hereby  is  an  instruction  to  the  law  agent  to 
sue  by  ejectment  or  otherwise  for  all  such  arrears 
as  shall  appear  to  be  one  year  or  upwards  unpaid. 


j^  [6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  theiTTs. 

of  tolls  and  customs  have  made  annexed  report  of  the  ™^  "** 


DTTBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1778.  31 

SoDzxiii 

committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the  management 

eiutonu. 

12th  September,  1778. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on*  the  31st  day  of  B«port. 
July   last   we   met,    and    William  *  Colville,   esquire,  coItiii«. 
attended  us  and  proposed  that  during  the  present  con-  contert. 
test  respecting  the  toll  on  flour,  the  several  millers'  flour  uSap?* 
should  pass  the  different  gates  toll  free,  on  their  enter-  nom-. 
ing  into  sufficient  security  to  reimburse  the  city  in  case 
the  suit  shall  be  determined  in  their  favour,  and  that 
t^  avoid  expense  to  all  parties  Mr.  Colville  proposed  Propot»i. 
that  same  should  be  a  private  security  instead  of  being 
taken  before  a  judge.    We  thereupon  ordered  your  law  ^^  •««»«• 
agent  to  take  the  Recorder's  opinion,  whether  it  would  JSj^Jf** 
be  proper  to  accept  of  the  security  in  such  manner  as 
proposed  by  Mr.  Colville.    We  again  met  on  the  12th 
day  of  September  and  Mr.  Scriven  having  laid  before  sonTen 
us  Mr.  Recorder's  opinion,  wherein  he  mentions  that  he 
can   see  no  objection   to  taking   the   security   in   the  Security. 
manner  proposed,  we  agreed  thereto,  and  that  the  flour 
factors  should  enter  into  such  security  agreeable  to 
the  Recorder's  opinion  and  under  his  directions.     We 
are  also  of  opinion  that  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon  be  con-  JJ^uJ"* 
tinned  bailiff  receiver  in  the  same  manner  as  last  year  '®<^**^®'- 
and  under  the  same  terms  and  that  an  instrument  be  ^|*J*- 
prepared,    put   under  the   city   seal    appointing   him  city  s«ai 
during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  from 
Michaelmas  next,  to  collect  the  tolls  and  customs,  as  ^tS^f 
also  the  petty  customs  in  the  usual  manner,  and  that 
William  Taylor  be  in  like  manner  empowered  to  collect  Taylor, 
the  avenue  leading  in  at  Donnybrook.'  g^- 

Granted,  report    confirmed    and    made    an    act  of  order, 
assembly,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the^^'^"* 
committee    appointed    for   setting   the    cleansing   the 


32 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1778. 


1778. 
B«anieand 

■cales. 

Report. 


Beams  and 

scales 

MaboB. 

Bidder. 

C1e%nsinir 
streets. 


Lots  on 
south  side. 


annexed  ^»^»«- 


Lois  on 
north  ftide. 


streets,  beams   and    scales,  have   made   the 
report  of  the  10th  September,  1778. 

'  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  27th  day  of 
August  last  we  met  for  the  purpose  of  setting  the  beams 
and  scales  and  several  persons  having  attended  and 
bid,  and  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon  having  bid  the  sum  of 
£400,  sterling,  was  declared  the  highest  bidder. 

*  We  also  inform  you,  that  we  set  the  cleansing  of 
the  streets  as  laid  down  by  us  in  30  lots  in  the  follow- 
ing manner  for  one  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas 
next,  viz.: 

*  No.  1.  on  the  South  side  of  the  river  Liffey  to 
Dennis  Nowlan  at  £47. 

'  No.    2.  to  John  Smith  at  £9B. 

3.  to  John  Smith  at  £84. 

4.  to  John  Goold  at  £95. 

5.  to  John  Purcell  at  £50. 

6.  to  John  Goold  at  £65. 

7.  to  Edward  Newman  at  £31. 

8.  to  John  Connolly  at  £70. 

9.  to  Thomas  Cheator  at  £60. 

10.  to  Nicholas  Donagh  at  £34. 

11.  to  John  Purcell  at  £60. 

12.  to  Richard  Hamilton  at  £30. 


.  183  b. 


*No. 
*No. 
*No. 
*No. 
*No. 
*No. 
•No. 
•No. 
•No. 
•No. 
•No. 


13.  to  Nicholas  Donagh  at  £60. 


•  No.  14.  to  Thomas  Dry  at  £80. 

•  No.  15.  to  John  Donagh  at  £30. 

'  No.  16.  to  Daniel  Dempsey  at  £79. 

•  No.  17.  to  John  Donagh  at  £75. 

•  No.     1 .  on  the  north  side   of  the   river  Liffey   to 
John  Connolly  at  £60. 

•  No.     2.  to  James  Smith  at  £47. 

'  No,     3.  to  sir  Thomas  Blackall,  knight,  at  £55. 
'  No.     4.  to  John  Connolly  at  £55. 

•  No.    5.  to  Thomas  Dry  at  £45. 
'  No.    6.  to  Thomas  Dry  at  £60. 


DXTBLIN  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1778.  33' 

Bou  xxiii.        « No.     7.  to  John  Connolly  at  £38.  im 

m.  183  6.  '^  ClcMka 

'  No.    8.  to  Thomas  Dry  at  £60.  stwtr 

•  'No.    9.  to  Patrick  M'Cann,  at  £40.  north Sde. 

'  No.  ]0.  to  James  Smith  at  £43. 

*  No.  11.  to  John  Keating  at  £41. 
'No.  12.  to  John  Connolly  at  £55. 
'  No.  13.  to  James  Smith  at  £40. 

'Wg  also  inform  your  honours,  that  several  of  the^^-^^, 
former  contractors  having  complained  to  us  that  they  ""^^^^^^ 
were  not  regularly  paid  their  warrants  and  that  many 
of  them  remained  unpaid,  we  agreed  that  every  con- 
tractor should  be  paid  every  three  months  and  if  it  Payment, 
should  happen  that  the  city  treasurer  should  not  be  in 
cash  to  pay  them,  that  then  each  warrant  signed  by 
the  Lord  Mayor  on  the  city  treasurer  should  bear  an 
interest  of  £6.  per  cent,  from  the  date,  provided  it  shall  intewBt. 
appear  to  the  Lord  Mayor  that  the  contractor  to  whom 
said  warrant  was  granted  has  called  for  payment  of 
the  same  once  in  every  month  and  has  been  refused.' 
m.  182.  And  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said  order, 

report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly:  it  was 
thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed 
and  made  an  act  of  assembly 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  Tradet- 
committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills  "•'^"  *  • 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  17th  September, 
1778. 

'  We  met  on  that  occasion  and  carefully  examined  Beport. 

the  following  bills,  videlicet : 

'Two  bills  of  Benjamin  Eaton  for  £40  12s.  4Jd.,  Bin.. 
£3  15s.  5|d.,  to  be  deducted,  it  being  charged  for  work 
done  at  Newgate  and  for  which'  he  should  obtain  a  pre- 
sentment, so  that  the  balance  which  we  allowed  is  but 
£36  16s.  lid. 

•  Mr.  Thomas  Todd  Faulkner's  bill  for  £139  17s.  9Jd., 
out  of  which  we  deducted  the  sum  of  10s.  lOd.,  which 
should  be  charged  to  the  guild  of  merchants,  and  13s., 

VOL.  xni.  D 


34 


DUBLIN   ASSSHBLT   ROLL,    1778. 


1771. 

Tni4M- 

m«n'e 
bill*. 


Ord«r. 


Hjmamt, 

▲adit  of 

irMMorer'i 
acoouuts. 


Beport. 

dty 
treMorer. 


to  the  grand  jury,  the    balance    allowed    is    £138  S^^}£***- 
138.  lljd. 

•  Mr.  Timothy  Dyton's  bill  for  printing  £29  3b.  lid. 
•The  Freeman's  Journal  bill  for  £3  12s.  7d. 

•  John  Hillary's  bill  for  £13  Os.  IJd. 

•  Executors  of  Oliver  Nelson's  bill  for  £26  IBs.  6d-, 
£1  10s.  whereof  we  have  deducted,  it  being  charged  for 
printing  summonses  for  the  guild  of  merchants,  so  that 
the  balance  allowed  is  but  £25  6s.  6d. 

•  John  Lee's  bill  for  newspapers,  £7  10s.  8d. 

•  Mr.  John  Russell's  bill  for  lighting  the  city  globes 
for  two  years  ending  1st  May,  £116  IBs,  8d. 

•Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tin  work,  globes,  etc.,  £4 
16s.  Id. 

•Richard  Raper's  bill  for  glazing  £17  9s.  lOd.,  out 
of  which  we  deducted  4s.  for  work  done  by  him  at  the 
Sheriffs'  office,  so  that  the  balance  is  £17  Bs.  lOd. 

•  James  Elliott's  bill  for  slating,  £9  8s.  Sfd. 

•  Mr.  Whitestone's  bill  for  upholder's  work,  £8  148., 
which  should  be  allowed  him,  on  alderman  Sevan's 
certifying  that  he  had  employed  him  to  do  the  work 
charged  in  the  bill. 

'Mr.  George  Oaimcross's  bill  for  painting,  £38 
4s.  4Jd.,  which  we  have  passed  and  ordered  on  his 
making  the  usual  affidavit. 

•AH  which  said  several  bills  after  the  deductions 
above  set  forth,  we  apprehend  should  be  paid  to  them.' 

Report  confirmed,  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that 
the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 
pay  the  several  persons  the  sums  reported  due  to  them. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  them.i8i». 
committee    appointed    for    auditing    the    treasurer's 
accounts  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  2nd  July, 
1778. 

•  We,  the  committee  appointed  to  audit  the  accounts 
of  alderman  Benjamin  Qeale,  city  treasurer  for  the 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1778.  36  . 

2^*1  ™^-    rents,  issues  and  profits  of  the  said  city  revenue  com- 1779. 
mencing  Michaelmas   1776   and   ending  Michaelmas 
1777,  and  for  casualties  ending  at  the  same  time.    We 
have  examined  the  said  accounts  and  vouchers  relative  Accounts, 
thereto   with    the    strictest    care    and    attention,    the 
accomptant  laid  before  us  a  rental  of  the  city's  estate  Bentai  of 

^  '^  city  estate. 

as  it  stood  on  the  29th  day  of  September  last,  together 
with  the  arrears  of  rent  due,  and  together  with  such 
incidental  issues  and  profits  accruing  in  the  said  year 
amounting  in  the  whole  to  £34,679  6s.  7Jd. 

*  We  find  the  disbursements  including  the  arrears  of  S^nr"!"*" 
rent  due  amounting  to  £9,782  13s.  4fd.,  and  also  a 

sum  of  £1,184,  insolvent  arrears  struck  out  by  act  of  ArrearB. 

assembly,  amounting  in  the  whole  to  £34,238  16s.  3d., 

to  which  the  sum  of  £1,130  12s.,  poundage  on  £22,772 

2s.  lOJd.,  net  money  paid  being  added,  makes  the  dis-  Discharge. 

charge  amount  to  £36,377  8s.  3d.,  so  that  there  appears 

due  to  the  treasurer  upon  this  account  £698  Is.  7f  d. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  the  whole  accounts  Account*, 
being  stated  with  the  utmost  accuracy,  we  unanimously 
resolved,  that  the  thanks  of  the  comn^ittee  be  presented  Thanks, 
to  alderman  Benjamin  Geale  for  the  very  particular  Qeaie, 
attention  paid  by  him  to  the  city  accounts  and  for  the 
faithful  discharge  of  the  trust  reposed  in  him.' 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  ord*r. 
an  act  of  assembly. 

[10.]  Alderman   Thomas    Emerson    and    Benjamin  Emewon. 
Eaton,  setting  forth  that  the  committee  to  whom  their  Eaton 
petition  was  referred  have  made  the  annexed  report  of 
the  12th  September,  1778. 

*We,  the  committee  appointed  for  inspecting  cityBeport. 
m.  Ml.        leases  near  expiring,  met  on  the  16th  day  of  September 
and  took  the  same  into  consideration  and  alderman 
Emerson  having  attended  and  being  informed  by  him  Emerton. 
that  as  the  city  could  not  make  him  a  lease  as  agreed  Lease, 
on  at  the  time  of  the  setting  part  of  the  premises,  o^ 


86  DXTBLIN  ASSEMBLY  HOLL,    1778. 

^^  which  he  built  being  ground  belonging  to  the  vicars  S^igi!^' 
lljfjf^^'  choral  of  Saint  Patrick's  and  that  he  had  laid  out  a 
PatTick'fl.  g^^  Qf  £380,  in  building  a  good  dwelling  House  on  the 
premises,  on  the  presumption  of  getting  a  lease  agree- 
able to  the  setting.  Alderman  Emerson  proposed  to 
sutrendw.  ^g^  tj^g^j  |jq  ^j]j  g^irrender  his  interest  in  the  premises 
s»»°>-  if  the  corporation  will  pay  him  said  sum  of  £380,  or 

give  him  the  city's  obligation  for  the  same,  which 
proposal  we  thought  a  very  fair  one  and  agreed  thereto 
and  determined  that  on  his  surrendering  the  same,  that 
Public  cant,  gj^jj  premises  shall  be  advertised  by  public  cant  to  the 
liighest  bidder  and  that  the  person  who  shall  be 
'^^"•-  declared  the  tenant  shall  pay  down  as  a  fine  the  sum 

of  £50,  and  we  recommend  to  your  Honours  to  apply  to 
the  vicars  choral  for  a  renewal  of  your  present  lease, 
20  years  whereof  are  expired.    We  again  met  on  the 
25th  day  of  September  to  take  into  consideration  two 
Buis.         |3J||g  referred  to  us  by  the  committee  of  tradesmen's 
Mathews,     j^jjig^   ^^^   |jj||  ^f  Thomas  Mathews,    city   surveyor, 
amounting  to  £45  4s.  3d.,  for  business  done  by  him, 
which  bill  we  examined  and  are  of  opinion  the  same 
st«pb«iiK>ii.  Q^gj^|.  ^^  Y)e  paid,  and  also  a  bill  of  George  Stephenson's 
of  £40,  for  building  a  wall  at  Arundel  court,  which 
^**^*'***     was  done  by  agreement,  and  we  are  of  opinion  that 

said  sum  should  be  paid  to  him.* 

^^'^^"'  Eeport  confirmed,  made  an   act  of  assembly,  and 

Debenture,  (u^t  city  debentures  be  passed  to  alderman  Emerson 

for  the  sum  of  £380,  at  £4  per  cent.,  that  application 

ohonS       be  made  to  the  vicars  choral  for  a  renewal  of  tHe  city's 


present  lease,  and  also  that  the  committee  be  empowered 
to  give  the  necessary  directions  to  bring  ejectments 
and  sue  the  several  tenants  who  are  in  arrears  to  the 
city  in  one  year's  rent  or  upwards  so  as  to  enable  the 
corporation  to  discharge  some  of  tHe  pressing  demands 
'  on  the  city, 
lawafe'nt        [H.]  Edward  Scriven,  setting  forth  that  the  com- 


RoUzdii. 
m.  181. 


in.lgl». 


1B.U0. 


DUBtIK  ASSleiCBtY   BOLL,    1778.  87 

mittee  appointed  to  settle  his  accounts  have  made  their  itts, 
report  of  the  13th  October  instant* 

•We  met  upon  that  occasion  and  after  minutely B«port. 
examining  the  same  find  that  he  hath  transacted  your 
honour's  business  from  the  26th  of  March  1770,  to  the  ^«»«"*^ 
30th.  of  April  last,  which  with  the  several  sums  of 
money  disbursed  by  him  amount  to  the  sum  of  £441 
9s.  7id.,  and  he  has  received  and  for  which  he  has 
given  credit  the  sum  of  £208  Bs.  8d.,  so  that  there 
remains  due  to  him  the  sum  of  £233  38.  lljd.     We 
also  find  that  there   is   due   to   different   offices   and 
lawyers  the  sum  of  £229  Os.  7d.,  which  added  to  the  said 
sum  of  £233  3s.  11  Jd.,  makes  the  sum  of  £462  4s.  GJd.,  sum  due. 
due  in  that  department  which  we  are  of  opinion  and 
do  recommend  should  be  paid.    We  called  upon  Mr. 
Soriven  for  such  of  the  city  deeds  as  he  might  have  in  citjde«i». 
his  possession  and  he  declared  all  he  had  together  with 
the  book  of  charters  and   old    toll    dish,   which    we 
delivered  to  the  Town  Clerk.'  TownCJtrk 

Granted,    report    confirmed   and   made   an  act   ofor.ier. 
assembly,  and  that  the  city  treasurer  doi,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  to  Mr.  Scriven  the  sum  of  £233  Payment. 
3s.  11^.,  as  for  his  part  of  the  bills  of  cost,  as  also 
the  further  sum  of  £229  Os.  7d.,  to  enable  him  to  pay 
the  lawyers  and  other  fees  returned  due  by  his  bills  of  Feee 
cost,  said  several  sums  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  have  the 
city  seal  affixed  to  a  lease  and  letter  of  attorney  for^*^^*- 
holding  in  George's  lane  in  possession  of  Peter  Seguin  ^J^^ 
in  order  to  bring  an  ejectment  on  the  title :  whereupon  ®^'**"- 
it  was  granted. 

[13.]  Certain  of  the  commons^  praying  to  have  the 
city  seal  affixed  to  a  lease  and  letter  of  attorney  forLeaw. 
part  of  the  lands  of  Baldoyle  in  the  possession  of  John  Baidojie. 
Templeton  in  order  to  bring  an  ejectment  on  the  title :  Tempieton 
whereupon  it  was  granted. 


38  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1778. 

1778.  [14.]  Benjamin  Taylor,  prayiiig.  to  be  paid  usual  ^^^** 

Qnad'       allowance  for  attending  grand  juries  and  summoning 

jaries.        prosecutors  in  criminal  cases^  for  half  a  year  ending 

this  assembly :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 

Payment,     treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 

petition  the  sum  of  £22  16s.,  in  consideration  of  his 

trouble  in  summoning  prosecutors,  etc.,  pursuant  to  the 

above  petition. 

[16.]  Certain   of  the   commons,   praying  that  some 
method  be  adopted  to   ascertain   the   qualification  of 
Office  of      persons  elected  into  the  office  of  Sheriffs:  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that  for  the  future,  the  Sheriffs  shall 
Oath  for      demand  the  following  oath  to  be  taken  by  each  of  the 
MthSJd.     persons  to  be  returned  by  them  to  the  Board  of  Alder- 
men to  be  elected  Sheriffs,  and  that  any  person  refusing 
to  take  said  oath  shall  be  deemed  disqualified,  provided 
that  the  absence  of  any  of  them  from  the  city  shall  be 
a  sufficient  dispensation  from  the  oath  until  an  oppor- 
tunity, offers. 
Oath.  **  I,  A.  B.  do  swear  that  I  am  worth  in  estate  and 

possession  £2,000,  sterling,  over  and  above  all  my  just 
debts '' 

[16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  have  new 

Serjeants  at  gowus  providod  for  the  Serjeants  at  mace:  whereupon 

NewgownB.  it  was  Ordered,  that  ten  gowns  be  provided  for  the 

Serjeants  at  maco,  under  the  directions  of  the  Lord 

Mayor,  the  same  to  be  deposited  in  a  oheeit  in  the 

Mayoralty  House  and  to  be  given  out  occasionally  to 

the  Serjeants  at  mace  on  their  attending  the  Lord  Mayor 

Expenee.     and  Sheriffs,  the  expense  of  providing  said  gowns  to  be 

paid  by  the  city  treasurer  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 

the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

Osbfey.  [17.]  William    Osbrey,    praying   to     be     continued 

keeper.       Marshal  of  the  Marshalsca   of  the  city  of  Dublin: 

whereupon  it  was   ordered,    that    the  above  named 

William  Osbrey  be  and  is  hereby  continued  Marshal 

keeper  to  the  city  of  Dublin  during  the  city's  pleasure, 


DITBLIV  ASSKMBtT  EOLL,   1778.  39 

BouniiL    not    ezoeeding    <»ie  year   ending   next  Michaelmas  itts. 

■.180*.  assembly  1779,  with  all  the  just  feee  and  perquisites  fm*. 
belonging  to  said  emplojrment  and  that  the  petitioner 
shall  be  bound  in  a  bond  of  £3,000,  and  find  three  Bond. 
sureties  each  to  be  bound  in  separate  bonds  of  £1,000, 
for  indemnifying  the  city  from  all  escapes  and  for  the 
due  execution  of  said  employment,  that  he  shall  on 
Monday  in  every  week  make  and  return  a  list  on  oath  Botvmof 

"^  "^  persons  in 

of  every  person  in  his  custody  upon  any  action  or®"***^- 
execution  or  other  process  whatsoever  from  the  Tholsel 
city  court,  distinguishing  at  whose  suit  such  person 
hath  been  kept  in  actual  custody  or  not,  said  security 
to  be  approved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  and 
entered  into  in  one  week  from  this  date  or  this  order  for 
continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[18.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  praying  to  be  continued  Trambnii. 
water  bailiff :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  b^iiiff. 
named  Nathaniel  Trumbull  be  and  is  hereby  continued 
one  of  the  water  bailiffs  of  this  city  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas 
assembly  1779*  with  the  usual  fees  and  perquisites,  he 
giving  such  security  to  save  the  city  harmless  and  for 
the  faithful  execution  of  his  said  employment,  as  the 
Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of. 

[19.]  Dalway  Clements^  praying  to  be  appointed  bason  cismente. 
keeper  in  the  room  of  John  Qrealy  removed :  whereupon  k««i^r. 
it  was  ordered,  the  petitioner  be  and  is  hereby  appointed  ^^^ 
bason  keeper  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding 
one  year  ending  Michaelmas  1779,  at  the  usual  weekly 
allowanca 

[20.]  Thomas  Massey>  praying  to  be  appointed  one  of  MasMj. 
the  Serjeants  at  mace  of  the  city  of  Dublin :  whereupon  ""«». 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  named  Thomas  Massey 
be  and  is  hereby  appointed  one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace 
during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  end-  ^pjj^"^ 
'^^'       ing  next  Michaelmas  1779,  upon    his    giving    such 


40 


DtTBLIK  ASSBMBtY  EOLL, 


Ills. 


1778. 
Silver 


Waller, 
oity  beadle 


Payment. 


Ballast 
Ofice. 


Report 
Gabbards. 


Lighthoube. 
Abutment.! 

WalL 


Grant. 

Lord 

Banelagb. 

Stonei. 


Cash. 

Balance. 

Hart. 


Ballast 

Office 

acoounU. 


security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  Rou^ 
office  and  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace,  as  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said  security  to  be 
entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date,  or  this  order 
for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[21  .J  John  Waller  one  of  the  city  beadles  praying 
usual  allowance  to  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his 
room :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 
do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  petitioner  £3. 

[22.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  14th  of 
October,  1778. 

*  Since  their  last  report,  we  continued  the  repairs  of 
the  old  gabbards  and  the  building  the  new  gabbard, 
which  they  expect  to  have  launched  the  next  month. 
They  also  made  a  considerable  progress  in  the  work  for 
securing  the  lighthouse  and  have  the  pleasure  to  find 
that  the  late  storms,  though  the  wind  blew  from  un- 
favourable points,  did  not  do  any  damage  to  the  abut- 
ment in  its  unfinished  state,  which  they  consider  as  a 
proof  that  it  will  answer  the  intended  purpose. 

*  We  have  determined  to  proceed  in  building  160  feet 
of  the  Ballast  Office  wall  next  spring.  We  have  not 
received  any  part  of  the  last  parliamentary  grant,  but 
they  have  given  lord  Ranelagh  bills  on  the  treasury  for 
£600,  which  is  due  to  him  for  stones,  after  the  payment 
of  which  £860,  will  remain  due  exclusive  of  pells  and 
poundage. 

*  An  Abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 
we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of  £4,176 
Is.  lid.,  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Henry  Hart,  Ballast 
Master,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  and  £3,132  16b.  3 Jd.,  «.  179  6. 
overpaid  by  him  on  the  account  of  the  public  money, 

all  which  is  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  twelve  of  the  committee.' 
State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  16th  day 


l>tTBtlN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1?78.  41 

saizjuL    of  July  last  inclusive,  to  the  14th  day  of  October,  1778,  ^^^ 
exclusive.  ofice 


Ballast  Office.  Dr. 

£    B.   d. 

To  balance  of  last  quarters  abstract 

...  8864   e  10 

To  cash  received  since                    ...               ...               ^ 

...  1888  10    2 

£6;M1    0   0 

Per  contra,  Or. 

£    s.  a. 

By  caah  paid  for  raising  ballast 

...     278    1    0 

By  CBsli  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

...     126  14    2 

By  caah  paid  salaries 

...      150  18    9 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 

...      134    7    2 

...      294    2    0 

,By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse  ... 

9    0    0 

By  cash  paid  interest 

...       72    0    0 

BybaJfinoe 

^    4176    111 

£6;341    0   0 

Ballast  Oi&ce  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

£   8.    d. 


To 


Per  contra,  Or. 

£    8.  d. 

By  cash  overpaid  per  last  quarter's  abstract  ...  ...    8020  18  9^ 

By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier  •.  ...  ...      HI  18  8 


ir3,13215   3^ 


1778.  October  16. — Granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 
mittee continued  and  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think 
proper  and  that  the  commons  do  name  one  of  the 
commons  to  be  of  the  committee,  in  the  room  of  William 
Worthington,  one  of  the  present  High  Sheriffs.  worthing. 

[One  of  the  commons :]  John  Sherwodd.  sherwood. 

F.R,  1778-  October  16. — Admissions  to  franchise.  rnmchise. 

oT'  1778.  October  16.— Declaration  and  signatures.  g^"*' 


42  DUBLIN   ASSBMBLY   BOLL,   1779. 

17W.  1779.  January  19.— Post  Assembly.  m^iTH^ 

[1.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of 

Nomina,     the    clty  of  Dublm,  have  this  day  nominated  and 

aidemaD.  retumed,  George  Sutton  of  Lower  Ormond  quay,  John 
Rose  of  Saint  Andrew  street,  William  Alexander  of 
Lower  Abbey  street,  and  Henry  Gore  Sankey  of 
Grafton  street  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  place  of 
alderman  of  the  said  city,  and  do  hereby  return  the 
names  with  the  additions  of  the  said  persons  to  you  the 
Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  said  city  in  order  to  your 
electing  one  of  the  said  four  persons  an  alderman  of  the 

uiohtrd      said  city  in  the  room  of  alderman  Richard  French, 

French,  •'  ' 

deoeMod.     deceased." 

"  Anthony  King,  Lord  Mayor." 

[2.]  "We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of 

Election.     Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot  from  among  the 

four  Sheriffs'  Peers  retumed  to  this  house  by  the  Lord 

William      Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  William  Alexander, 

Alexander, 

alderman,    junior,  of  Lowor  Abbey  street,  to  the  place  of  an  alder- 
man of  the  said  city,  in  the  room  of  alderman  Richard 
French,  deceased. 
"  William  Worthington,  Richard  Moncrieffe,  Sheriffs.*^ 

*  Anthony  King. — Killner  Swettenham. — Thomas 
Emerson. — James  Hamilton. — James  Horan. — James 
Shiel.  —  Henry  Bevan.  —  John  Tucker-  —  Nathaniel 
Warren.* 

1779.  January  22.— Fourth  Friday  after  the  2Bthm.ioo. 
of  December,  1778. 
of*dta?"         [1.]  Auditors  of  the  city  accounts  for  the  last  year, 
■ooonnts.    qj.  g^^y  nine  Qf  them. 

Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  masters  of  the  works,  aldermen 
Dunn,  Crampton,  Fetherston,  sir  Thomas  Blackall, 
Lightburne,  Lynam^'  Swettenham,  Warren,  Tucker, 
messieurs  George  Sutton,  Robert  Home,  Hutton,  Kirk- 
patrick,    Qinn,     Sherwin,     John    Jones,     McGregor, 


DUBLIN  AS8BMBLT  SOLL,   1779.  43 

HfiS^    Giffard,  Burrowes,  Pemberton,  Jonathan  Binns,  John  iTTt. 
Hart,    Eichard   Manders,    Bloxam,    Tandy,   Webster, 
Mulhem'. 

[2.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  that  the  late  Jgj^^ 

Lord  Mayor  be  reimbursed  his  expenses  in  providing  "**• 

horses  and  servants  for  the  state  coach :   whereupon  it 

m-uo*.     was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

Mayor's  warrant,  pay  alderman  William  Dunn,  lately*'*'*- 
Lord  Mayor,  the  sum  of  £B0,  sterling. 

[3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  better  supplying  the  city  with  pipe  water  ^^j^«* 
have   made  the  annexed  report  of  the  18th   day  of 
January,  1779. 

*  We  have  proceeded  in  the  business  committed  to  Beport. 
our  care  with  the  utmost  attention  and  inform  your 
honours,  that  since  our  last  report,  a  complaint  wascompuint. 
made  to  us  by  your  engineer,  that  an  encroachment 
was  made  by  erecting  a  stone  and  brick  wall  on  the  w»ub, 
city's  ground  at  the  narrow  passage  adjoining  Mr. 
Arthur  Guinness's  concerns,  by  means  whereof,  the^jJJ^ 
oflScers  of  the  pipe  water  were  prevented  from  examining 
the  state  of  the  back  course.      We  appointed  a  sub-  Jjjj^. 
committee  to  enquire  into  the  nature  of  said  encroach- 
ment and  who  caused  it  to  be  made,  and  were  informed 
that  such  walls  were  erected  by  Mr.   Guinness,  we 


Lawagwit. 
Case. 


thereupon  directed  your  law  agent  to  prepare  a  case 
and  lay  the  same  before  Mr.  Eecorder  for  his  opinion  Beoorder. 
and  advice  relative  to  said  encroachment,  in  order  to 
enable  your  committee  to  proceed  accordingly. 

'Several  complaints  having  been  made  by  the  in- 
habitants from  time  to  time  of  want  of  water,  we  52S^.**' 
apprehend  that  such  complaints  arose  from  the  coUec-  couecton. 
tors'  and  turncocks'  inattention  to  their  duty,  and  that  Turncock, 
when  complaints  were  made  to  them,  that  they  on>itted 
giving  the  proper  officers  or  the  committee  information 
thereof,  alleging  at  times  that  there  were  no  complaints 


44 


t^XTBLllT  ASSBMBLT  ROLL,   lll^k 


1779. 


Residenco. 


Notice 
board. 


Watch- 
houses. 


Fires. 


Water 
bore. 

Stiibbs' 
ground. 


Eustace 
bleach 
green. 
Boriyen 


Betomsof 

sums 

collected. 


Disixaining 
wanants. 


Taxdy, 

Exchequer 

street, 

sugar 

baker. 

Newport, 

turncock. 


made  to  them,  to  prevent  which  in  future  and  the  better  Sj^i^j" 
to  enable  the  complainants  to  find  the  said  collectors 
out,  we  ordered  that  they  should  reside  in  the  different 
divisions  of  which  they  were  severally  collectors  and 
that  they  should  also  fix  up  a  board  at  their  respective 
dwellings,  denoting  their  occupations,  etc.,  and  also 
ordered  that  they  should  severally  send  an  account  of 
their  places  of  residence  to  the  several  watch-houses  in  m.  i». 
the  city  there  to  be  posted  up,  in  order  that  they  may 
be  sent  to,  to  attend  any  accidental  fires  which  may 
happen. 

*  A  complaint  having  been  laid  before  us,  that  a  bore 
was  laid  down  into  one  Stubbs'  ground  adjoining  the 
canal,  which  diverted  the  water  out  of  its  course  into 
one  Eustace's  ground,  to  supply  said  Eustace's  bleach 
green,  etc.,  we  directed  Mr.  Scriven  to  make  enquiry 
into  the  nature  of  said  complaint,  to  enable  him  to 
prosecute  the  offenders,  and  in  the  meantime,  we 
ordered  said  Stubbs  and  Eustace  to  be  summoned  to 
attend  your  committee  on  our  next  sitting. 

*The  collectors  being  obliged  to  make  returns  to 
your  committee  on  every  Monday,  being  their  meeting 
days,  of  the  several  sums  by  them  collected  the  pre- 
ceding week,  and  your  committee  finding  that  they 
were  not  so  attentive  in  that  department  as  they  should, 
and  being  called  upon  to  know  the  reason,  they  alleged 
that  some  people  refused  payment,  whereupon  we 
ordered,  that  each  person  should  be  distrained  agreeable 
to  act  of  parliament  and  that  said  collectors  should 
respectively  apply  for  distraining  warrants  from  time 
to  time,  as  occasion  should  require. 

*  Mr.  Tardy  of  Exchequer  street,  sugar  baker,  having 
complained  of  want  of  water  for  a  considerable  time 
and  it  appearing  that  Newport,  who  is  turncock  to 
Mr.  Elliott,  Received  Half  a  crown  for  supplying  said 
Mr.  Tardy  with  water,  which  he  received  in  abundance 


SoazziiL 
dl1». 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1779.  45 

for  that  time  only,  we  ordered  said  Mr.  Elliott  to  turn  "J*- 

•^  Dim 

off  said  Newport,  as  soon  as  he  could  get  some  person 
to  fill  that  station,  which  he  promised  to  do. 

*  Anthony  Jolly  and  Bryan  Murtagh  having  laid  a  Martagh. 
proposal    before    your    committee    to    undertake    the 
digging,    filling   down,    ramming,    and   treading  the 
ground  over  such  part  of  the  pipe  water  works,  as 
should  be  taken  up  for  laying  down  new  mains  or^*''"**^* 
repairing  the  old  ones,  we  agreed  to  said  proposal  with 

some  alterations  and  had  an  article  prepared  and  per- 
fected by  them. 

*The  reports  of  the  proceedings  and  of  the  works  JJj^ 
done  and  necessary  to  be  done  from  time  to  time,  Mr. 
Mylne  lays  before  your  committee  in  a  very  satisfactory 
manner.      On  the   14th  day  of  December  last,  Mr. 
Scriven  attended  your  committee  and  laid  before  them  scrfTen. 
Mr.  Eecorder's  opinion  on  Mr.  Mylne's  report  and  also 
his  opinion  on  a  case  laid  before  him  relative  to  tKe 
interruption    in    the    watercourse    at   Mr.  Guinness's  g^^J^'* 
brewery,  on  receiving  which  said  opinion,  we  ordered 
the  city  agent  to  proceed   against  Mr.   Guinness  in 
manner  thereby  prescribed. 

*  Your  committee  on  receiving  the  treasurer's   ab-  ZiSSSSI" 
stract,  by  which  there  appeared  a  very  large  balance 

in  his  hands  on  the  pipe  water  accounts  and  that  he 
was  greatly  in  advance  on  the  general  account  of  the 
city,  we  ordered  that  £3,000,  part  of  said  balance,  Botone*. 
should  be  deducted  from  said  pipe  water  accounts  and 
added  to  the  general  accounts  of  the  city. 

*  Your  committee  finding  that  some  of  the  workmen  worimMi.!! 
belonging  to  the  pipe  water  works  are  sometimes  atten- 
tive in  assisting  accidental  fires,  apprehend  they  should  ^*J!*'t 
be  empowered  to  reward  such  persons  as  are  useful  on  B«w»rd.i 
such  occasions. 

*We   inform   your   honours,   that   we   ordered    the 
supervisors  to  lay  before  us  an  account  of  the  arrears  ^w»"- ! 


46  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779. 

i77».  due  on  the  pipe  water  revenue  and  at  the  same  time^^'J^^*- 

coiiectoni.  that  the  collectors  should  lay  before  us  an  account  of 
Hoawj,  the  several  houses  in  their  respective  divisions  that  are 
Mains.  not  Supplied  with  water  for  want  of  mains  being  laid 
down,  and  said  collectors  in  the  meantime  to  return  an 
account  of  the  arrears  due  in  their  respective  divisions. 
<-'»▼•.  *0n   the  7th  instant  Mr.  Cave   returned  to   us   a 

Account,  general  account  of  the  pipe  water  revenue,  by  which  it 
appears  that  the  rent  due  for  pipe  water,  due  the  2Bth 
day  of  March  last,  was  £6,636  17s.  Id.,  that  the  sum 
received  to  that  time  amounts  to  £3,037  17s.  6d.,  and 
due"^  that  the  balance  due  on  the  pipe  water  account  to  the 
said  25th  day  of  March,  was  £3,B98  19s.  7d.,  which 
balance  for  such  part  thereof  as  is  recoverable  if  col- 
lected would  be  of  essential  service  in  carrying  on  the 
very  heavy  and  expensive  works  necessary  to  be  carried 
on  and  completed. 

*  On  the  15th  instant  we  met  and  it  appearing  to  us,  »»•  i«« 
money!'      that  the  Several  sums  of  money  received  and  borrowed 
BeTenne.     ou  accouut  of  the  pipe  watcr  revenue  were  not  appro- 
priated to  the  uses  for  which  they  were  intended,  your 
committee  came  to  a  resolution. 
Stom***       'That  for  the  future,  no  part  of  the  pipe  water 
Approprift-  revenue  or  any  money  borrowed  for  the  works  be  appro- 
priated to  any  other  use,  save  to  the  several  uses  of 
carrying  on  their  works,  paying  their  oflBcers,   etc.. 
until  they  have  discharged  the  several  sums  borrowed 
Bum  to       on  that  credit,  except  the  sum  £1,600,  annually  to  be 

be  paid  to 

iTMtmrer  P^^^  *^  ^^^  ^^^^  trcasurcr  for  the  use  of  the  city  in  part 
compensation  of  several  sums  expended  by  them  pre- 
vious to  the  late  account  upon  the  said  works.' 

Order.  It  was  thereupon  granted,    the   committee's    report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the 
committee  continued  and  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think 
proper. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  tha 


DTJBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1779.  47 

Jj^aJf"^    committee  appointed  to  prepare  an  inscription  to  bei77». 
affixed  nnder  Lord  Townshend's  picture  in  the  Mansion  ijjrf 
House,    have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  11th  SSSuJin 
December,  1778.  S^"* 

*  We,  the  committee  appointed  to  prepare  an  inscrip-  »•»««*. 
tion  to  be  affixed  under  Lord  Townshend's  picture  in 
the  Mayoralty  House,  have  agreed   to  the   following, 
videlicet. 

"  George,  Lord  Viscount  Townshend,  late  Lord  Lieu-  i«tcriptio«. 
tenant  General  and  General  Governor  of  Ireland, 
during  whose  administration  the  octennial  bill  was 
obtained,  and  to  whose  strenuous  and  successful  efforts 
in  the  British  senate,  this  country  stands  indebted  for 
many  salutary  laws  tending  to  promote  our  trade  and 
manufactures." 

And  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said  <>«*«• 
report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly :    it  was 
thereupon  ordered,  ttat  the  following  inscription  be 
affixed  under  Lord  Townshend's  picture,  videlicet. 

"  George,  Lord  Viscount  Townshend,  Lord  Lieutenant  iMcription 
General  and  General  Governor  of  Ireland,  during 
BLissk.  whose  administration  the  octennial  bill  was  obtained, 
and  to  whose  strenuous  and  successful  efforts  in  the 
British  senate,  this  country  in  a  great  measure  stands 
indebted  for  many  salutary  laws  tending  to  promote 
our  trade  and  manufactures." 

[5.]  Certain  of  the  commons,   praying   freedom  toF»n«ws«. 
Earl  Nugent  for  his  strenuous  and  successful  exertions  ^^Jjent 
in  the  British  senate  to  promote  our  trades  and  manu-  ttwIm. 
factures:    whereupon  it  was  granted,  for  the  reasons  tuiet. 
in  the  petition  set  fortE. 

[6.]  Thomas  Knox,  mace  bearer  and  officer  of  com-  £i%r."*** 
mens,  praying  to  be  continued  at  his  augmented  salary  *  saiarx. 
whereupon  it  was  granted,  that  he  be  continued  at  his 
augmented  salary  until  next  Michaelmas  assembly. 

[7.]  Henry  Mountain,  on  behalf  of  himself  and  the  mSJSuiii. 


48  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1779. 

City  music. 


}^-  rest  of  the  city  music,  praying  to  be  continued  and  m?^^*"' 


considered  for  last  year's  attendance:    whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

Payment,  jfayo^'g  warrant,  pay  the  city  mu»ic  the  sum  of  £60, 
for  their  last  year's  attendance,  the  same  to  be  allowed 
in  his  accounts,  that  they  be  continued  in  said  station 
for  one  year  ending  next  Christmas  assembly  1780,  at 

^n^^    an  allowance  of  £30,  sterling,  for  said  year,  if  they 
shall  think  proper  to  accept  of  said  sum,  and  if  not, 
that   the   chief  magistrate  be  empowered  to  employ 
others  in  their  stead  at  said  allowance. 
f8.]  Patrick  Domin,  praying  to  be  paid  £18  10s.  6d., 


Dornin. 
Elm  trees  In 


saint^  ^  for   planting  elm    trees    in    Saint   Stephen's    Green : 
Qreea.  *    whcreupou  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  petitioner 
^**'*^'       be   referred  to  alderman  Horan,   who  is  hereby  re- 
quested to  examine  the  several  trees  planted  by  the 
petitioner,  and  to  report  to  the  right  honourable  the 
Lord  Mayor  such  of  them  as  he  apprehends  the  peti- 
payroent     fjoner  ought  to  be  paid  for,  and  that  his  Lordship  do 
order  the  petitioner  to  be  paid  agreeable  to  such  report. 
oStnJS^S.      [9-]  Henry  Roe,  praying  to  be  continued  gaoler  of  »**•  ^^* 
Newgate:    whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above 
named  Henry  Boe  be  continued   gaoler  of  Newgate 
during  the   city's   pleasure,  not   exceeding   one  year 
ending  next  Christmas  assembly  1780,  upon  his  giving 
such    security   for    indemnifying   the   city   from    all 
escapes  and  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of 
said   office,   as   the  Lord   Mayor   and    Sheriffs   shall 
approve. 
MriSSt  at       f-*^^'!  ^^^®^  Hargrave,  praying  to  be  continued  one 
"^^•-         of  the  Serjeants  at  mace:    whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the   above  named   Robert  Hargrave  be   and  is 
hereby  continued  one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  during 
the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  next 
Christmas  assembly  1780,  he  giving  such  security  for 
the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and 


DUBLIN   ASSEliBLT  EOLL,   1779.  49 

Koii^dii    redelivery  of  the  silver  mace,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  itt*. 

Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said  security  to  be  entered  8«««<*y 
into  in  one  month  from  this  date,  or  this  order  for 
continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[11.]  David  Gass,  the  like,  like  order.  <**^ 

[12.]  John  Bamett,  the  like,  like  order.  Bwmett. 

[13.]  To    the    right    honourable   the    Lord   Mayor, 
Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin. 

"  I,  Francis  Christian,  late  of  Eustace  street  in  said  eSSS"* 
city,  cook  and  vintner,  do  request  of  the  said  Lord  cSS^ind 
Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens    of   the    said  ^*"*"*'' 


m.  Ii7&. 


city  of  Dublin  to  accept  of  my  resignation  of  place,  tionf 
as  one  of  the  commons  of  said  city  in  the  corporation  SS5k* 
of  cooks  and  vintners,  and  that  some  other  person  be 
appointed  in  my  room  and  stead  to  serve  in  said  cor- 
poration,   given   under   my   hand   this   6th   day    of 

November,  1778. 

"  Francis  Christian." 

Ordered,  that   the   within   resignation   of   Francis  ^'*•'• 
Christian,  as  one  of  the  commons  of  the  common  council 
of  this  city  be  accepted  of. 

[14.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
Ballast  Office  to  the  general   assembly,  the  20th  ofSflM.^ 
January,  1779. 

*  Since  our  last  report  to  your  honours,  we  finished  Report, 
the  building  of  the  new  gabbards  and  continued  the 
repairs  of  the  old  gabbards,  and  also  made  a  very  con-  ^•^^•'ds 
siderable  progress  in  the  building  of  the  abutment  for 

the  security  of  the  lighthouse.  J-^JJJ; 

*  Your  committee,   intending  to   proceed  with   the 
building  of  the  new  wall  next  spring,  published  anNewwaii. 
advertisement,  that  they  would  receive  proposals  for 
supplying  mountain  stone  blocks,  in  consequence  of 
which,  they  have  contracted  with  Mr.  Hugh  Combs,  combs, 
whose  proposals  were  the  most  reasonable  of  any  re- 
ceived, to  furnish  2,000  stones  at  7s.  each,  which  is  stonw 
28.  6d.  per  stone  less  than  was  formerly  paid. 

VOL.  xm.  H 


60 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1779. 


1779. 
Caih. 

Balance. 


Hart 


Order. 

Peciioui. 

Ezpensev. 
Bereniies. 


Carleton. 


Oflce 
accounts. 


*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  ^^i*i*' 

'  TO.  1H7  *. 

we  have  examined   and  find  there   is   a   balance  of 

£4,431    13s.   2d.,  in   the  hands  of  alderman  Henry 

Hart,  Ballast  Master,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  and 

£3,587   28.  0}d.,  overpaid  by  him  on  account  of  the 

public  money,  all  which  is  humbly  submitted  to  your 

honours. 

*  Signed  by  eight  of  the  committee.' 

22nd  January,  1779. 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made 
an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  committee  continued  to 
proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper,  excepting  that  they 
be  not  empowered  for  the  future  to  grant  pensions  or 
donations,  but  report  them  to  the  assembly,  and  that 
the  committed  do  make  a  strict  enquiry  how  the  ex- 
penses of  the  office  may  be  curtailed  and  the  revenues 
thereof  increased,  and  the  commons  do  name  one  of  the 
commons  to  be  of  the  committee  in  the  room  of  Mr. 
alderman  Alexander. 

[One  of  the  commons:]  Mr.  George  Carleton. 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  14th  m.  iw. 
of  October  last  inclusive,  to  the  29th  day  of  January, 
1779,  exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

£    s.    d. 

To  balance  of  last  quftrtei's  abstract 

...     4176    1  U 

To  cash  received  since 

...      916    2    1 

£5,002    4    0 

Per  contra,  Or. 

£     8.    d. 

By  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast   ... 

...      200    9    9 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  the  piles 

...      UO    9    6 

By  cash  paid  salarias 

...      195  13    9 

By  cash  i>aid  for  building  and  repairing  gabbards 

...       75    8    6^ 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 

...       54    9    3i 

By  cosh  paid  interest 

...       24    0    0 

By  balance  transferred  to  the  next  quarter  ... 

...    4431  IS    2 

£6,002    4   0 

DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779.  61 


BoDxxiiL 


1779. 


^  ^  .  BaUast  Office  for  the  public  money,  J>t.  fvm!!'^ 


£     ■.  d. 
To  cash  at  hie  majevty^e  treasary  by  diafte  in  tevonr  of  Lord 

Banelash  ^  ...  ...  ^  ..     600   0   0 

Tobalaaoeaxpeoded...  ...  —  ...  ...    S567   3   0| 


iMBoe 
ftoooonte. 


£4,187    2   0^ 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

£   ■.   d. 

By  balance  overpaid  the  last  qnart«r         ...  ...  ...     3133  15   3| 

By  cash  eExpended  sisoe  on  the  pier  ........     1064    6  9 


£4,187    3   04 


F.B.  1779.  January  22. — Admissions  to  franchise.  FranoWte, 

B.106L  '^ 


<^  3.  1779.  January  22. — Declaration  and  signatures. 


Declara- 
tion. 


ntiaefc        1779^  February  24.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  the '«»«"«• 
honourable  Augustus  Keppel,  Admiral  of  the  Blue,  ^'Jjjjjj^ 
for  his  brave  and  prudent  conduct  of  the  fleet  under 
his  command  on  the  27th  and  28th  days  of  July  last, 
when  he  maintained  the  honour  of  the  British  flag: 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  freedom  of  this 
city  be  presented  to  the  honourable  Augustus  Keppel, 
Admiral  of  the  Blue,  in  a  box  of  shillelah  oak  properly  Box  of 

'  r     r-     .7  Hhillelah 

ornamented,  for  his  able  and  spirited  conduct  on  the  o»k- 
27th  and  28th  days  of  July  last,  by  which  he  forced 
the  French  fleet  to  an  engagement  and  obliged  them  J"n«i» 
to  retire  to  their  ports,  adding  security  thereby  to  the 
commerce  of  these  nations  and  lustre  to  the  British 
flag,   and  that  aldermen   Dunn,   Oeale,   Horan,   and  committee. 
Alcock,  and  four  of  the  commons  to  be  named  by  the 
commons,  be  a  committee  for  this  purpose. 

[The  four  of  the  commons:]  Mr.  John  Hunt,  Mr. commone. 
Mathew,  Mr.  Rose,  Mr.  Locker. 

'  Anthony    King.  —  Philip    Crampton,  —  Benj amin 


52  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1779. 

^™'         Geale.  — Francis    Fetherston.  —  Thomas    Blackall.— »;>»  "°«- 

m.  IBS  o. 

Joseph    Lynam. — John     Tucker. — George    Alcock. — 
James  Hamilton ' 

1779.  April  16.— Second  Friday  after  Easter.^  m.  isa 

Lord  ^"^  [1.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of 
the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  alderman 
James  Hamilton  to  serve  in  the  place  or  oflfice  of  Lord 
Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing 
from  Michaelmas  next  and  do  hereby  return  the  said 
James  Hamilton  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of 
the  said  city  for  your  approbation. 

**  Anthony  King,  Lord  Mayor." 

"We,  the  Sheriffs    and  Commons    of    the   city  of 

Dublin  in  common  council  assembled,  have  this  day  by 

SjJd^***°'   ballot  approved  of  alderman  James  Hamilton  to  serve 

*'^**'*       in  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the 

ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas  next. 

"  William  Worthington,  Richard  Moncrieffe,  Sheriffs." 

to?siSriir°  [2-]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common  m.  w  . 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin  have  this  day  by  ballot 
nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city 
resident  within  the  said  city  or  the  liberties  thereto 
adjoining,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal 
estate  in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000,  sterling,  over 
and  above  all  their  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  William 
James  of  Bride  street,  merchant,  James  Darquier  of 
Essex  quay,  merchant,  John  Locker  of  Parliament 
street,  goldsmith,  John  Exshaw  of  Dame  street, 
stationer,  Patrick  M*Loughlin  of  Francis  street, 
merchant,  Thomas  Fleming  of  Smock  alley,  stationer, 
John  Stewart  of  Pill  lane,  merchant,  and  Samuel  Reed 
of  Cook  street,  carpenter,  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the 
office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city,  and  do  hereby  return 


1  EoBter  day,  4  April,  1779. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,   1779.  53 

BoUxjdiL    the  names  with  the  additions  of  the  said  eight  persons  1779. 
to  you  the  Lord  Mayor  and  aldermen  of  the  said  city,  ^^^^^^ 
in  order  to  your  electing  two  of  the  said  persons  to  be 
Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  com- 
mencing from  Michaelmas  next. 
"  William  Worthington,  Richard  Moncrieffe,  Sheriffs." 

"  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of 
the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot 
James  Darquier  of  Essex  quay,  merchant,  and  Patrick  S^ISS- 
M'Loughlin  of  Francis  street,  merchant,  out  of  the  eight  siMrifl*. 
persons  returned  to  us  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons 
as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said 
city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas 
next. 

"  Anthony  King,  Lord  Mayor." 

[3.]  Same  day  the  following  resolutions  were  agreed  «^i«- 
to  and  made  acts  of  assembly. 

"Eesolved,  that  the  unjust,  illiberal,  and  impolitic 
opposition  given  by  many  self  interested  people  of 
Great  Britain  to  the  proposed  encouragement  of  the 
^  j^.       trade  and  commerce   of   this  kingdom    originated  in  Jj^^^j^ 
avarice  and  ingratitude.  of  Ireland. 

"Eesolved,  that  we  will  not  directly  or  indirectly 
import  or  use  any  goods  or  wares,  the  produce  or  manu-  importn. 
factures  of  Great  Britain,  which  can  be  produced  or  goocufrom 
manufactured  in  this  kingdom,  until  an  enlightened  Britain, 
policy  founded  upon  principles  of  justice  shall  appear 
to  actuate  the  inhabitants  of  certain  manufacturing 
towns  of  Great  Britain,  who  have  taken  so  active  a 
part  in  opposing  the  regulations  proposed  in  favour  of 
the  trade  of  Ireland,  and  that  they  shall  appear  to  ^J^^' 
entertain  sentiments  of  respect  and  affection  of  their 
fellow  subjects  of  this  kingdom. 

"Eesolved,  that  the  above    resolutions   be  printed 
three  times  in  Faulkner's  and  the  Freeman's  Journal."  New.. 

papers. 

"Eesolved    unanimously,     that    to    prevent     the 


64 


DtTBLiK  ASSEMBLY  KOLL,   lIlQ. 


1779. 
Corpora- 
tion. 
Expenaes. 

Beyenues. 


City  pipe 
water.  J 


Beport. 


Water 


Timber. 


Bourke. 


Arch- 
bi«hop  of 
Dublin'B 
palace. 


Bride 

street 


197^. 


Library. 


excessive    demands    on    the    corporation    in    future,  rou  ^xhl 

in.  IB7. 

effectual  means  shall  be  taken  to  equalize  the  expenses 
of  the  city  in  every  year  with  the  revenues  of  this 
corporation." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  with 
the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the  foregoing  resolution. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  better  supplying  the  city  with  pipe  water 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  12th  April,  1779. 

'  We  inform  your  honours,  that  since  our  last  report 
the  works  have  been  carried  on  with  great  diligence  and 
rapid  progress,  and  that  we  have  the  satisfaction  to 
inform  you,  that  all  or  most  of  the  complaints  made 
by  the  inhabitants  for  want  of  a  supply  of  water  have 
ceased,  owing  to  the  great  number  of  services  and  mains  ' 
that  have  been  laid  down,  and  that  notwithstanding  the 
very  great  expense  incurred  in  carrying  on  said  works, 
your  committee  are  determined  to  prosecute  the  same 
to  the  utmost  of  their  abilities  and  as  fast  as  they  can 
procure  a  sufficient  supply  of  timber,  so  as  tp  be  able 
soon  to  give  an  ample  supply  of  water  to  the  inhabitants 
of  this  metropolis  in  general. 

'The  honourable  John  Bourke  attended  your 
committee  and  applied  for  water  for  his  grace  the 
archbishop  of  Dublin's  palace.^  We  ordered  your 
engineer  to  report  to  us  on  our  next  meeting,  the 
practicability  of  complying  with  such  requisition,  who 
on  the  1st  of  February  reported  to  us,  that  he  examined 
into  the  readiest  manner  of  granting  the  supply 
required,  which  he  found  could  be  easily  done  from 
the  south  main  that  runs  up  Bride  street,  by  fixing  a 
branch  to  that  main  opposite  the  end  of  the  passage 
that  leads  to  the  library  and  by  carrying  it  so  far 
through  that  passage  as  the  wall  which  encloses  it 


1  JU^rt  Fowler,  D.D.,  1779-1801. 


BtJBLiK  ASSEMBLY  &0U,   1779.  55 

J^^»-    from  the    ground   belonging   to  the  place  it  may  be*^* 
conveyed  to  whatever  place  his  grace  pleased.    That 
although  the  main  which  supplies  Bride  street  works 
tolerable  well  at  present,  yet  from  the  experience  he 
had  from  its  frail  state,  the  supply  will  at  times  be 
precarious  until  that  main  is  taken  up  and  laid  down  n«w  maiu. 
on   the  principles    of    those    already  completed,  and 
those  now  doing,  and  that  a  full  and  regular  supply 
could    not    be    insured    until    that    comes    round    in 
courses  of  the  alteration  and  renewing  the  works.     We 
then  ordered,  that  a   copy  of  said  report,  so  far  as  ii©i>ort. 
related  to  his  grace,  should  be  sent  to  Mr.  Bourke. 

*  Several  complaints  having  been  made  to  us  of  the  compuinto. 
want   of   a   supply   of    water    being    given    to    the  waur 

m.  i(«L        inhabitants  and  apprehending  that  such  complaints 

must  have  arisen  from  the  inattention  of  the  turncocks  Tnnoocks. 
or  persons  employed  by  them,  or  that  the  collectors  did  coiiecton. 
not  employ  a  suflScient  number  of  hands  to  do  that 
duty.    We  ordered  that  the  several  collectors  and  turn- 
cocks employed  by  them  should  attend  us  on  our  next 
meeting;   which   they   having  complied  with   and   it 
appearing  to  us,  that  some  of  the  persons  employed  by 
the  collectors  were  unable  to  do  that  duty  from  their 
age  and  infirmity.     We  ordered  that  each  collector 
should  keep  two  turncocks  able  and  capable  of  doing  Turncock?, 
that  business,  and  that  each  person  so  employed  should 
have  £20,  a  year,   being  the  sum  allowed   by  your  saioiy. 
honours  to  the  collectors  for  that  purpose,  which  order 
the  collectors  promised  to  comply  with  for  the  future. 

*  An  application  from  the  navigation  board  for  pay-  Nayigation 
ment  of  £67,  pursuant  to  report  of  the  28th  May,  1777, 

and  also  for  the  rent  of  the  water  supplied  for  the  year  iceut. 
ending   25th   March,  1778,   being  made   to   us.     We 
ordered  a  warrant  to  issue  for  said  sum  of  £67,  and  Payment 
referred  the  remainder  of  the  application  to  Mr.  Mylne,  Myina. 
who  on  the  8th  instant  reported  to  us,  that  the  surface 


56 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1779. 


1779. 


Pipe  water 
fnuds. 


Order. 


Cit7  leases 


Boport. 


Thomas 

street. 

Ezham. 

Amndel 
oourt. 


Takers. 


Horon. 

Donnelly. 
Rent 


of  the  water  stood  on  gauge  at  a  medium  during  the  ^^^^• 
year  nine  feet  one  inch. 

*We  further  inform  your  honours,  that  they  have, 
as  far  as  in  them  lay,  complied  with  the  late  act  of 
assembly,  in  keeping  the  funds  of  the  pipe  water 
separate,  but  have  not  been  able  to  carry  the  same  into 
execution,  until  the  report  of  the  committee  of  oeconomy 
is  agreed  to.* 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  com- 
mittee to  proceed. 

[B.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  "^  we*, 
committee   appointed   for   inspecting  city   leases  near 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  12th  day 
of  March,  1779. 

'We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  12th  day  of 
March  last  we  met  for  the  purpose  of  setting  a  lot  of 
ground  situate  on  the  north  side  of  Thomas  street,  lately 
in  the  possession  of  Robert  Exham  and  his  under- 
tenants, as  also  several  other  lots  of  ground  in  Arundel 
court,  and  did  set  up  by  public  cant  the  lot  of  ground 
in  Thomas  street,  in  the  usual  manner  and  subject  to 
the  usual  covenants  and  clauses  in  city  leases,  except 
that  it  was  declared  by  your  committee,  that  should 
any  person  be  the  taker,  or  that  it  should  be  taken  in 
trust  for  any  person,  who  should  not  be  qualified  to 
take  a  lease  for  three  lives  renewable  within  70  years, 
that  application  should  be  made  to  your  honours  by 
us  to  grant  a  lease  for  99  years.  That  in  consequence 
of  such  declaration,  alderman  James  Horan  took  said 
lot  of  ground  in  trust  for  Mr.  John  Donnelly  at  the 
annual  rent  of  ^£67  16s.,  sterling  and  capons,  the  taker 
to  have  all  the  old  materials  on  the  premises,  to  rebuild 
the  premises  in  two  years  under  a  penalty  of  £100, 
sterling,  and  to  commence  rent  from  the  2Bth  March 
instant.    We  also  inform  you,  that  Mr.  Donnelly  made 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779.  B7 

Bdiixiii   a  deposit  of  a  year's  rent,  which  is  to  be  returned  to  ^|^^ 
him  on  leases  being  executed  between  your  honours  and 
him. 

*  On  the  same  day,  we  set  the  following  lots  part  of 
Arundel  court  for  three  lives  renewable  within  70  years  Arundoi 
or  for  99  years  at  the  option  of  the  tenant  or  taker, 
videlicet. 

*No.  1.  to  Mr.  John  Giffard,  containing  in  front  24  ouiapd. 
^^^       feet  at  3s.  9d.  per  foot,  he  being  the  highest  bidder. 

*  And  few  bidders  having  appeared,  we  set  up  the 
following  lots  together,  videlicet,  No.  2.  3.  4.  B.  6.  7. 
8  9.  10.  11.    12.    13.   14.   and  15,   and   Mr.    Sheriff 
Worthington  having  bid  the  sum  of  £37,  was  declared  JJnr*^"*' 
the  tenant,  he  being  the  highest  bidder. 

*  The  takers  of  said  several  lots  in  Anindel  court  to  Takers, 
have  two  years'  rent  free  from  the  25th  day  of  March  Beut. 
instant,  and  to  be  obliged  to  rebuild  in  that  time,  to 
deposit  a  year's  rent  and  to'  be  returned  on  the  per- 
fection of  leases.'  Leaw*. 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  except  as  to 
the  setting   to    alderman    Horan    in    trust  for  John  Honm. 
Donnelly,  that  31  feet  9  inches  as  marked  in  the  map  Douneiiy.  . 
adjoined  Pitzpatrick's  field  be  reserved  to  the  city,  and  fiu- 
that  the  same  be  taken  notice  of  in  the  lease  to  be  made  Seid. 
to  the  said  John  Donnelly  and  also  in  the  map  to  be 
annexed  thereto,  and  that  a  lease  be  made  to  the  said 
John  Donnelly  for  99  years  agreeable  to  the  setting. 

[6.]  CJertain  of   the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  f^^^^^.^ 
committee  appointed  for  settling  the  accounts  of  alder-  »«»"n^*- 
man  Benjamin  Geale,  city  treasurer,  have  made  the 
annexed  report  of  the  18th  day  of  March,  1779. 

'  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  examining  the  Beport. 
accounts  of  alderman  Benjamin  Geale,  city  treasurer,  ^®2""**- 
for  the  rents,  issues,  and  profits  of  the  said  city,  com- 
mencing Michaelmas  1777,  and  ending  at  Michaelmas 


58 


DtJBLIN   ASSEMBLtr  BOLL,   1779. 


1779. 


Hental. 


Arrears. 

Estate. 


Disburse- 
ments. 


Pouudagre. 
Discharge. 


Accuracy. 
Thanks. 


City 
aooeoiits. 


Order. 

Bonds. 
Payment. 


Justices 
office. 


1778,  have  examined  the  said  accounts  and  the  several  *^**l,\i^"* 

HI.  io9  o. 

vouchors  relative  thereto,  with   the   utmost   care  and 
attention. 

*  Your  treasurer  laid  before  us  a  rental  of  your 
honours'  estate  as  it  stood  the  29th  September,  1778, 
together  with  the  arrears  of  rent  due  the  preceding 
year.  We  charged  tlie  accomptant  with  the  arrears  of 
rent  due  Michaehnas  1777,  and  also  with  the  entire 
rental  of  your  estate  as  it  stood  at  Michaelmas  1778, 
together  with  such  other  incidental  issues  and  profits 
as  accrued  in  that  time,  amounting  in  the  whole  to  the 
sum  of  £27,743  6s.  7d. 

*  We  find  the  disbursements  including  the  arrear  of 
rent  due  amounting  to  £10,660  3s.  O^d.,  amount  in  the 
whole  to  the  sum  of  £31,426  18s.  4fd.,  to  which  the 
sum  of  £917  12s.  lid.,  poundage  on  £18,362  18s.  O^d., 
net  money  paid  being  added  makes  the  discharge 
amount  to  £32,344  lis.  3|d.,  so  tliat  there  appears  due 
to  the  treasurer  upon  his  account  £4,601  6s.  8|d. 

'We  inform  your  honours,  that  the  whole  account 
being  stated  with  the  utmost  accuracy,  we  unanimously 
resolved  that  the  thanks  of  this  committee  be  returned 
to  alderman  Benjamin  Geale  for  his  great  attention  to  m.  m*. 
the  city  accounts  and  for  his  punctual  and  faithful 
discharge  of  the  trust  reposed  in  him.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that 
bonds  for  the  sum  of  £6,000,  be  issued  at  six  per  cent, 
to  the  treasurer,  in  order  to  i)ay  him  the  balance  due 
to  him  on  his  accounts,  and  also  to  pay  the  several 
outstanding  warrants  and  orders  upon  him  and  the 
several  other  demands  on  the  corporation,  the  bonds  to 
be  issued  in  suius  of  £600,  each. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  aid  for  the 
justices'  ofi&ce :  whereupon  it  -was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on    the  Lord   Mayor's  warrant,  pay  to 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   SOLL,   1779.  69 

^j^    alderman  Francis  Fetherston,  treasurer  to  the  justices'  1779. 

office,    the   sum   of  £50,  to   enable   him  to  pay  the  ^^^^^ 
stationer's  demand  and  other  expenses  of  the  office. 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  freedom  to  the  *'«nchi*«. 
right  honourable  Lord  Longford,  for  his  humane  and  i;JlJford. 
gallant  conduct  in  the  late  engagement  with  the  French  JjJ^ 
fleet :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer 
of  the  petition,  that  the  same  be  engrossed,  put  under 
the  city  seal,  and  presented  to  him  in  the  most  respect- 
able manner. 

[9.]  Certain    of    the    commons,  praying  freedom  to  rnwchine. 
the  reverend  Charles  Farrell,  who  lately  renounced  the  Faweu. 
errors    of    the    church    of    Eome    and    embraced  the  Koi"^  ^' 
Protestant  religion,  and  now  officiates  as  a  clergyman  J^J^Jf^f,""* 
of  the  church  of  Ireland:  whereupon  it  was  granted 
gratis  unanimously. 
m.iM6.  [10.]  The  reverend  James  M'Causland  praying  that  M'CaiwUmd. 

the  fine  of  three  marks  imposed  on  him  in  October  last, 
at  the  prosecution  of  Francis  Graham,  esquire,  might  oninm. 
be  reduced:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  upon  the  f^J^^^^ 
petitioner's  inability  to  pay  the  above-mentioned  fine 
of  three  marks,  the  said  fine  to  be  reduced  to  sixpence. 

[11.]  John  Hill,    esquire,  and  Anna  Maria  Smyth,  hhi. 

Smyth. 

executors  of  the  reverend  Edward  Smyth,  praying  a 


renewal  of  a  lease  of  a  piece  of  ground  called  Izod's  ^^^.^ 
tower  for  the  benefit  of  the  children  of  the  said  '^^«'^- 
Edward:  whereupon  it  was  granted  according  to  the 
prayer  of  the  foregoing  petition,  the  city  surveyor  first 
surveying  the  premises,  and  after  such  survey  is  made, 
that  he  make  out  new  maps  to  be  annexed  to  such  Maps. 
renewal  or  new  lease,  provided  the  same  has  not  been 
already  done. 

[12.]  Sarah  Wall,  widow,  praying  a  renewal  of  a  wuii. 
piece  of  ground,  known  by  the  sign  of  the  Blackamoors  »!»<*» 
in  Church  street,  by  inserting  the  lives  of  petitioner,  cuurch 
their  royal  highnesses  George,  Prince  of  Wales  and 


60  DUBLIK  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,   1779. 

1779.         Frederick  bishop  of  Osnaburgh,  in  the  room   of  theBoiindiL 
L«w©.        former  lives:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  according  to 

the  prayer  of  the  petition. 
William  ^     '^  ^  ,      .       , 

b^Mj'er.  [■'^^•1  '^iHiann  Milliken,  praying  renewal  of  a  lease 
^;'  of  three  lots  of  ground,  formerly  part  of  Flint's  Croft, 
Lease.        by  adding  the  life  of  John  Milliken  of  Carlisle  in  the 

kingdom  of  Great  Britain,  bookseller,  in  the  room  of 

George   Gold,  deceased:  whereupon   it   was   granted, 

pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition, 
city  seal.        [14,]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  affix  city 

seal  to  a  lease  and  letter  of  attorney,  part  of  the  city's 
Bbkenj  estate  in  possession  of  Thomas  Blakeny,  in  order  to 
m^t,       bring    an    ejectment :     whereupon    it    was    granted,  m- 1« 

pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[IB.]  Like  of  same,  to  bring  an  ejectment  for  the 
Millard,      reverend  Mr.  Millard's  holding:  like  order. 

[16.]  Like  of  same,  to  bring  an  ejectment  for  holding 
couiDB.      late  in  the  possession  of  John  Collins:  like  order. 

Tajior.  [17.]  Benjamin  Taylor,  praying  to  be  paid  half  a 

JJ~^  year's  allowance  for  attending  grand  juries  and  sum- 
moning prosecutors  in  criminal  cases:  whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Payment.  Mayor's  Warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of 
£22  15s.,  sterling,  in  consideration  of  the  trouble  set 
forth  in  the  above  petition,,  the  same  to  be  allowed  the 
treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

M»7,  ^  [18.]  Henry  Kelly,  collector  of  the  paving  tax  for  the 
paTiDgiaz.  third  division,  praying  to  be  paid  two  years'  tax  ending 

25th  March  last:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
Payment,    city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 

the  petitioner  £100,  sterling,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in 

his  accounts. 

[19.]  Certain   of    the   commons,   praying  that   the 

cleansing  of  the  streets  may  be  set  for  three  years  from 

Michaelmas  next,  instead  of  the  usual  manner  they 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,   1779.  61 

Soil  xziii     are  now  set :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  1779. 
"*  the  prayer  of  the  petition.  setting. 

[20.]  Richard  Gladwell,  praying  to  be  continued  2>u*^^J» . 
collector  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  for  the  fourth  p»p«  "^^ 
division:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above- 
named  Richard  Gladwell  be  and  is  hereby  continued 
one  of  the  turncocks  and  collector  for  the  pipe  water 
revenue  for  division  No.  3.  during  the  city's  pleasure, 
m.198^.      not  exceeding  one  year  ending  next  Easter  assembly 

1780,  he  giving  sufficient  security  for  the  faithful  security, 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  paying  to  the 
treasurer  all  such  sum  and  sums  of  money  as  he  shall 
from  time  to  time  receive,  said  security  to  be  entered 
into  in  one  month  or  this  order  to  be  void  and  security 
to  be  subject  to  the  approbation  of  the  Lord  Mayor 
and  Sheriffs. 

[21.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  praying  usual  allowance  Tmmiraij. 
for  making  out  the  average  price  of  grain  and  striking  Price  of 
the  weekly  assize  of  bread :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  ^^  of 
that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 
pay  unto  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  twenty  guineas.         payment. 

[22.]  John  Pursell,  clerk  of  the  commons,  praying  the  pumoii, 
usual  allowance  which  was  formerly  incident  to  the  commons, 
place  he  holds:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  payment, 
the  petitioner  the  sum  of  twenty  guineas. 

[23.]  Robert  Mathews,  inspector  of  pavements,  etc.,  Mathewg, 
praying  usual  allowance :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  pavements, 
that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 
pay  to  the  within  named  petitioner,  the  sum  of  £B,  Payment, 
sterling. 

[24.]  Dorothy    Gladwell,    praying    city's    favour:  g2J*^]j 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  40s.  omnt. 
sterling. 

[2B.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 


62 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   HOLL,    1779. 


1779. 

BidlAiit 

Offloe. 

Beport. 

Gftbbwds. 

LlghthooM. 

Shoal. 


New  wall. 


Parliamen- 
tary gnut 


Catsh. 

Balaaoe. 

Hart. 


Balance, 
duebj 
Ballast 
Master. 


Order. 


Alexander. 

Howljion. 

Ballast 

Office 

accountp. 


Ballast  Office  to  the   general    assembly,  the  14th  of  ^%lT 
April,  1779. 

*  Your  committee,  since  their  last   report   to  your  ■*•  *®^ 
honours,  continued  the  repairs  of  the  gabbards  and  the 
building  of  the  abutment  for  the  security  of  the  light- 
house, and  have  also  employed  labourers  to  endeavour 

to  remove  the  shoal  in  the  river  at  the  east  end  of  the 
wall. 

'  We  have  also  begun  the  building  about  150  feet  of 
the  new  wall,  which  they  expect  to  have  finished  this 
summer. 

'  There  is  still  due  to  this  office  £860,  of  the  last 
parliamentary  grant,  part  of  which  your  committee 
expect  to  receive  soon. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 
we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of 
£4,611  178.  Bd.,  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Henry  Hart, 
Ballast  Master,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  and 
£3,801  4s.  4^d.,  overpaid  by  him  on  account  of  the 
public  money,  by  which  it  appears,  that  there  is  a 
balance  due  by  the  Ballast  Master  of  £810  13s.  0|d., 
that  he  has  assured  them  by  letter  that  £500,  will  be 
paid  by  the  5th  day  of  May  next,  your  committee 
therefore  submit  it  to  your  honours,  in  what  manner 
they  shall  proceed. 

'Signed  by  ten  of  the  committee.' 

Easter  assembly,  16  April,  1779. 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made 
an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  committee  continued,  and 
to  proceed  as  they  may  think  proper,  and  that  the 
commons  do  name  one  of  the  commons  in  the  room  of 
alderman  Alexander. 

[One  of  the  commons:]  Henry  Howison,  esquire. 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  20thm.  iwt. 
day  of  January  last  inclusive,  to  the  14th  day  of  April, 
1779,  exclusive. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779.  63 


Roll  zxiii. 
m.  198  b. 

Ballast  Office,  Dr. 
To  balance  of  last  quarter's  abstract 

1779. 
,    Ballast 
£    8.  d.  Office 
...    4431  13    2   aoconnts. 

To  caah  received  since 

...     927    0  10 

£5^14    0 

Per  contra^  Cr. 

£    1.    d. 

By  cash  paid  since  for  raising  ballast 

...      187    3    4 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

...      100  10    6 

By  cash  paid  salariea 

...      1»0  13    9 

By  cash  paid  for  building  and  repairing  gabbards 

...      304  14  11 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 

...       55  15    9 

By  cash  paid  for  accoimt  of  the  lighthouse  ... 

...       15  18    4 

By  cash  paid  interest 

4    0    0 

By  balance 

-.     4611  17    5 

£5^58  14    0 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

£     8.    d. 
To  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  

Per  contra,  Or. 

£     8.    d. 

By  balance  over  expended  the  last  quarter  ...  ...  ...    3587    2   0^ 

By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier  ...  ...  ...     214   2   4 


£3,801    4    44 


F.  R.  1779.  April  16. — Admission  to  franchise.  Franchise, 

c's.  '  1779.  April  16. — Declaration  and  signatures.  Declare- 

m.  191.  1779.  May  31. — Post  Assembly. 

[1]  John  Hart,  praying  to  be  appointed  weigh-master  John^Hart, 
to  the  crane  in  Vicar-street,  in  the  room  of  John  Reed,  ^^'• 
esquire,  deceased :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  J^' 
within  named  John  Hart  be  and  is  hereby  appointed  S^W. 
weigh-master  during  good  behaviour,  agreeable  to  act 
of  parliament,  that  he  have  an  appointment  under  the 
city  seal  and  enter  into  a  bond  before  the  Lord  Mayor 
with  sufficient  security  conditioned  for  the  true  and 
faithful  execution  of  his  office,  that  the  said  John  Hart 


64  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1779. 

wS'gh-       ^^  ^^  ^'^  ^^^  expense  provide  a  convenient  weigh-house  rou  xxm. 

hoiwe  ^^^j  g^jgQ  beams,  scales,  weights,  branding  irons,  and 
other  necessaries,  and  that  the  place  for  keeping  such 
weigh-house  shall  be  approved  of  by^  the  Lord  Mayor. 

1779.  July  6.— Post  Assembly. 

?i«^h^riff.     [1-]  Patrick    McLaughlin,    esquire,    praying    to    be 

Excused,  excused  from  serving  the  office  of  one  of  the  Sheriffs  of 
the  said  city,  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from 
Michaelmas  next :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
petitioner's  resignation  hereto  annexed  be  and  is  hereby 

Flue.  accepted  of,  he  paying  the  sum  of  200  guineas  as  a  fine, 
said   sum  to  be   appropriated   towards  finishing  the 

gjIpCoat    Blue  Coat  Hospital. 

Darqiiier.        [2.]  James  Darquior,  esquire,  the  like,  like  order. 

[3.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot 

So?fS?"      nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city, 

Sheriff*,  resident  within  the  said  city  or  the  liberties  thereto 
adjoining,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal 
estate  in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000,  over  and  above 
all  his  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  Thomas  Andrews  of  m.wiA. 
the  Coomb,  brewer,  William  James  of  Bride  street, 
merchant,  John  Exshaw  of  Dame  street,  stationer, 
Samuel  Eeed  of  Cook  street,  carpenter,  Thomas 
Fleming  of  Orange  street,  stationer,  Edward 
Tomlinson  of  King  street,  Stephen's  Green,  merchant, 
Richard  Tudor  of  Skinner  row,  goldsmith,  and  John 
Sutton  of  Stafford  street,  merchant,  as  fit  persons  to 
serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city,  and  do 
hereby  return  the  names  with  the  additions  of  the  said 
eight  persons  to  you  the  Lord  Mayor  and  aldermen  of 
the  said  city,  in  order  to  your  electing  two  of  the  said 
persons  to  be  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city,  for  the  ensuing 
year,  commencing  Michaelmas  next. 
**  William  Worthington,  Richard  Moncrieffe,  Sheriffs." 


II. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779.  65 

^!i9ib^'       [^-1  " W^»  t^®  ^^^^  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  1779. 

of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  William  Election. 
James  of  Bride  street,  merchant,  and  John  Exshaw  of  SSSw. 
Dame  street,  stationer,  out  of  the  eight  persons  returned 
to  us  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons,  as  fit  persons  to 
serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city,  for  the 
ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next. 

"  Anthony  King,  Lord  Mayor." 

'  Anthony  King.  —  Killner  Swettenham.  —  Henry 
Hart.  —  John  Darragh.  —  Ben j  amin  Geale.  —  James 
Shiel. — John  Tucker. — Philip  Crampton.' 

m  204.  1779.  July  16.— Fourth  Friday  after  the  24th  of 

June. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  grant  the 
usual  sum  of  £200,  to  sir  Samuel  Bradstreot,  Recorder  J^J^^*' 
of  the  city  of  Dublin :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  sum  of  £200,  sterling,  be  granted  to  sir  Samuel  Allowance. 
Bradstreet,  baronet,  Recorder  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  to 
be  paid  by  the  city  treasurer  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  Payment, 
warrant  and  allowed  him  in  his  accounts,  as  a  testi- 
mony of  the  service  done  by  him  last  year  to  the 
citizens  by  a  faithful  and  vigilant  discharge  of  his 
duty  as  Recorder. 

[2.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  pra3^ing  to  appoint  a 
committee  to  provide    furniture    for    the    Mayoralty  S^*^*- 
house :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  Lord  Mayor,  ^*''**•• 
Sheriffs,  treasurer,  masters  of  the  city  works,  aldermen 
Sankey,  Dunn,  Hamilton,  Swettenham,  and  eight  of  the 
commons  to  be  named  by  the  commons,  or  any  five  of 
them,  whereof  the  Lord  Mayor  when  present  and  one 
of  the  Sheriffs  to  be  always  two,  and  in  the  absence 
of   the   Lord   Mayor,  the  senior  alderman  present  to 
preside,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a  committee  to  committee, 
provide  such  furniture  for  the  use  of  the  Mayoralty 

VOL.  XUI.  P 


66  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779. 

E^uM.     house,  the  expense  attending  same  not  to  exceed  £100,  J^'^'iJ^*"- 
and  who  are  hereby  empowered  to  draw  on  the  city 
treasurer  for  said  sum,  and  to  be    allowed    in    his 
accounts. 

GommonB.  [The  eight  of  the  commons:]  Messieurs  James, 
M'Cready,  M'Qregor,  Rose,  Mathew,  Samuel  Read, 
Norton,  Tudor. 

[3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  them. aw b. 

citj  pipe  committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  with 
pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  12th 
July,  1779. 

Eaport,  *  \7e  proceeded  in  the  works,  since  our  last  report, 

with  the  utmost  care  and  attention.    Your  collectors 

^^▼•n-  having  returned  many  insolvencies  in  the  collection  of 
the  pipe  water  rents,  we  ordered  said  returns  to  be 

^•^•-  Handed  over  by  messieurs  Cave,  with  directions 
that  they  should  make  personal  application  to  the 
several    persons    returned    in    arrear    and    that    the 

coutctow.  collectors  should  attend  them  on  the  occasion,  and  that 
messieurs  Cave  should  certify  to  us  according  to  the 
circumstances  and  inability  of  the  persons  returned  by 

SSiSJtor.    ^^^  collectors  in  arrear.     Mr.  John  Elliott,  one  of  your 

deceased.  coUectors,  having  died  in  the  beginning  of  the  month 
of  June  last,  we  thought  it  advisable  to  continue  his 
son  Faulkner  Elliott  in  the  collection  in  his  father's 
stead,  until  your  honours  should  elect  another  person 
to  fill  said  vacancy,  for  the  due  execution  of  which 
said  office  and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer  all  such 
sums  of  money  as  he  should  collect  during  his  con- 
tinuance, he  entered  into  sufficient  security  approved  of 
by  the  Lord  Mayor.  On  the  18th  of  said  month  of 
June,  we  met  and  entered  into  the  examination  and 

SSsoSu*  ft^di^ii^g  the  collectors'  accounts  for  the  year  ending 
the  2Bth  March,  1778,  and  find  them  as  follows, 
videlicet. 


Dr^LIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1779. 


67 


Boll  xxiij, 
in.  204  6. 


Warde. 

Collectors. 

Bents  and 

additions 

due  25th 

March, 

1778. 

Received. 

Abates 

and 

OTer- 

charij^. 

Arrears 

due 

25th  March, 

1778. 

£     s.d. 

£     s.d. 

£     8.d. 

£     8.d. 

1 

John  Elliott 

aoeo  0  0 

1335    2    4 

212    2    8 

532  15    0 

8 

Geon^  Moore 

15«9    0  10 

1104  15  10 

79    2    6 

205    2    6 

3 

Nathaniel  Stakes 

1453  16    S 

1043    0    0 

85  10    0 

325    6    3 

4 

Richard  Gladwell      ... 

1620  15    0 

1005    5    0 

82    5    0 

53S    5    0 

6,723  12    1 

4578    3    2 

459    0    2 

1686    8    9 

1779. 

Collectors 

oocoontii. 


m.  203.  *So  that  from  the  above  stating  there  is  in  arrear  Arrears, 

due  to  the  25th  March  aforesaid  amounting  to 
£1,686  8s.  9d.,  which  if  collected  would  be  of  con- 
siderable service  in  forwarding  the  very  heavy  and 
expensive  works  carrying  on.  On  the  auditing  of  works, 
which  said  accounts  and  on  comparing  the  receipts  and 
returns  of  the  collections  made  since  the  18th  of  June  suiott's 

account. 

last,  we  find  that  the  said  John  Elliott  collected  a  sum 
of  £61  lis.  6Jd.,  which  is  still  unaccounted  for  and 
remains  unpaid,  the  modes  of  recovery  whereof  we 
submit  to  your  honours. 

*  Mr.  Mylne  your  engineer  having  reported  to  us,  Myine. 
that  he  proceeded  to  lay  down  a  new  elm  service  five  Bim 
inches  in  the  bore  from  the  seven  inch  main  in  Dorset  SJS^t* 
street,  down  Granby  row  as  far  as  Palace  row  and  bnwbj 
along  said  row  to  Cavendish  row,  as  far  as  the  line  carendish 

°  row. 

lately  fixed  on  as  the  city  boundary  and  that  the  same 
had  been  finished  and  the  inhabitants  on  that  line  well 
and  amply  supplied,  which  service  being  finished,  he 
submitted  as  his  opinion,  that  it  would  be  much  for 
the  interest  of  the  corporation  and  would  greatly 
increase  the  revenue  to  continue  the  service  and  granted 
supply  of  water  to  the  inhabitants  of  Gardiner's  row,  ^;j^!^«''" 
that  part  of  George's  street,  and  Cavendish  row,  outside  ^^'" 
the  city  boundary,  especially  as  there  was  some  timber  SSodary. 


68  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,  1779. 

1779.  in  the  yard  fit   for   a   great   part  of  tlie  work  and  ^^ 

sufficient  command  of  water. 

*To  which  said  report  we  agreed  and  ordered  that 

^*^*  Mr.  Gee  should  make  a  return  to  us  of  the  number 

NamMu'      ^^  houses  with  the  proprietors'  names  in  said  streets 

streets.  ^^^^  j^jg^  ]eave  a  written  notice  with  said  proprietors 
informing  them  that  inasmuch  as  the  pipe  water  works 
were  carried  on  as  far  as  the  city  boundary,  that  your 
committee  were  willing  to  grant  them  a  supply  of 
water  on  their  entering  into  an  agreement  with  the 
corporation  for  such  supply. 

c2^  *  A  requisition  from  a  committee  of  the  Grand  Canal 

company  having  been  laid  before  us  to  appoint  a  time 

durrS*      ftJ^d  place  for  ascertaining  the  demand  due  by  yourm.  03 1. 

JSS?**'  honours  to  the  Grand  Canal  company  for  a  supply  of 
water,  we  appointed  the  sub-committee  who  heretofore 
met  them  on  a  singular  occasion  to  meet  them  at  the 

Thoitei.  Tholsel  on  Friday  the  9th  inst.,  at  twelve  o'clock  at 
noon,    on    which     day    alderman    Horan,    messieurs 

▲rhitniton  Bloxam,  Collius,  and  Home  attended  on  behalf  of  the 
city  and  Redmond  Morres,  esquire,  counsellor  Huband, 
messieurs  Binns,  Bonynge,  and  Barrett  having 
attended  on  behalf  of  the  canal  company.  It  was 
unanimously  agreed  upon  by  both  parties,  that  the 
canal  company  be  paid  the  sum  of  £400  in,  for  a  supply 
of  water  to  the  26th  March,  1778. 

Qee.  *  On  the  12th  July  instant,  Mr.  Gee  returned  to  us 

Number  of  an  accouut  of  the  number  of  houses  in  Cavendish  row, 

housea  in 

row*?tel*  Gardiner's  row,  and  George's  street  amounting  to  Bl, 
we  then  resolved,  that  said  inhabitants  should  have 
a  supply  of  water,  on  their  severally  paying  one  year's 
rent  as  a  deposit  and  208.  by  the  year  to  commence 
from  the  25th  March  last. 

^ker.  'Messieurs  Q^rge  Gee  and  Nathaniel  Walker 
having  petitioned  your  committee,  setting  forth  that 
from  the  great  extension  of  the  works  since  the  com- 


DtJBLllr  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1779.  69 

S'aS'b^'    ^^^J^cement  of  the  late  act   and  that  the  many  and  1779. 
necessary    accounts    to    be    kept    together    with    the 
admeasurements  of  all  works  done  over  the  main  pipes  works, 
by  the  commissioners  of  paving  and  the  great  advance 
on  the  necessaries  of  life,  they  found  themselves  unable 
from  their  present  salaries  being  but  £60  a  year  each  SaUries. 
to  procure  the  common  necessaries  for  their  support, 
and  therefore  prayed  our  countenance  and  support  (as 
the  judges  of  their  trouble)  in  recommending  them  to 
your  honours    to   have   their    salaries    increased,  on  Licrease. 
reading  whereof  and  being  conscious  that  they  merit 
your  aid,  do  recommend   that  they  be   paid    for  the  Payment, 
present  time  a  sum  of  £10,  each.' 

111.-202  It  was  thereupon   granted,   the   committee's   report  order, 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  com- 
mittee  continued;   that   it   be   an   instruction   to   the 
committee  to  call  on  the  collectors  and  oblige  them  to  collectors, 
be  more  attentive  in  collecting  the  great  arrears  that  Anears. 
accrued  due  on  the  pipe  water  revenue  since;    that 
application  be  made  to  John  Elliott's  security  for  the  Eiuott. 
payment  of  the  balance  due -by  him  at  his  death  and  Baimce. 
which    remains  unaccounted  for;  and  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  to  the  Payment  to 
treasurer  of  the  Grand  Canal  company  the  sum  ofcanai 

*        •/  company. 

£400,  in  full  for  a  supply  of  water  to  the  time  in  said 
report  mentioned,  the  same  to  be  allowed  the  treasurer 
in  his  accounts. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  enquiring  how  the  revenues  of  the  city  city 

■*■*='  •'   revenues. 

may  be  increased  and  the  expenses  lessened,  to  whom 
their  report  of  the  committee  for  examining  tradesmen's 
bills  of  Easter,  1779,  which  is  in  the  words  following. 

*  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  examining  trades-  Report, 
men's  bills,  having  met  for  that  purpose  on  the  14th  men'B*biiu. 
instant,  carefully  examined  the  following  bills. 


120  19 

1 

6  16 

6 

12  B 

H 

108  G 

3k 

70  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,   1779. 

1779.  £      8.     d.    Roll  xxiii. 

men'Swui.      *  Mary    Gunston's     bill     for     cabinet-  "' 

maker's   work    done    by   her    late 
husband  ...  ...  ...     26  16    9 

*  John  Keating's  bill  for  painter's  work     16    6    7 

*  Thomas  Todd  Faulkner's  bill  for  adver- 

tisements  commencing   13tH    June 
and  ending  6th  December,  1778  ...     33  17  10 J 
'Thomas     Todd    Faulkner's     bill     for 
stationery   from   27th   May  to  3rd 
November,  1778 

*  John  Lee's  bill  for  newspapers 

*  William  Partridge's  bill  for  glass  work 
'James  Potts'  bill  for  printing  work  ... 

*  John  Mathews's  bill  for  upholders'  and 

cabinet-maker's  work     ...  ...     20  18    0    m. ao&scr. 

'  John  Price  King's  bill  for  ironmongers' 

work  ...  ...  ...     66    0    3 

'James  M*Creery's  bill    for    carpeting 

and  blankets 

*  John  Hillary's  two  bills  for  advertising 
'  George  and  Hill  Barley's  bill  for  stone- 
cutters' work    ... 

*  Samuel  Read's  bill  for  plumber's  work 
'Benjamin  Eaton's  bill  for  carpenter's 

work 

*  Robert  King's  bill  for  tinwork 
■  '  John  Graham's  bill  for  gowns  for  the 

officers  at  mace 
'  Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tinwork 

*  Richard  Raper's  bill  for  glazing  work 


'  Which  said  several  bills  your    committee   are   of 

Payment,     opinlou  be  paid,  but  your  committee  further  beg  leave 

to  inform  your  honours,  that  notwithstanding,  they 


9  17 

6 

11  B 

4 

21  17 

H 

52  17 

10 

60  0 

2 

13  8 

1 

19  7 

0 

10  0 

6 

33  3 

11 

DUBLIW  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1779.  71 

Bou  ma.    passed  the  above  bills  mentioned,  they  are  of  opinion  *^* 
"^  that  in  future  a  great  saving  may  be  had  by  conrSATia«. 

tracting  with  some  of  the  tradesmen  or  with  others, 
who  would  do  the  works  on  cheaper  and  better  terms,  T«mu. 
and   would   recommend  that  Mr.  Bussell    should   beBoMeii. 
contracted  with  for  lighting  and  keeping  the  lamps  swex 
on  Essex  bridge  in  repair.'  »««»i^. 

The  committee  of  city  revenues,  to  whom  the  above 
report  was  recommitted,  have  made  their  further  report 
of  the  2nd  July,  1779. 

•  We,  the  committee  for  enquiring  how  the  revenues  ^•vo^^- 
of  the  city  may  be  increased  and  the  expenses  lessened, 
to  whom  the  report  of  the  committee  of  tradesmen's  Tr*ie«- 

*  meu  •  bills. 

bills  had  been  recoiimiitted,  having  met  on  tlie  subject 
matter  to  us  recommitted,  did  consider  the  same  and 
the  bills  and  vouchers  of  the  several  persons  in  said 
report  contained,  and  find  them  right  and  do  therefore 
recommend  that  the  former  report  be  confirmed  and 
made  an  act  of  assembly.    We  are  further  of  opinion, 
that  a  ledger  should  be  kept  wherein  the  amount  of  i-ed^er. 
the  several  tradesmen's  bills  be  kept  by  way  of  debtor  Biii». 
m  aoi.       and  creditor,  and  when  bills  are  furnished  or  lodged 
to  have  them  entered  on  the  debtor  side  and  when 
passed  by  a  committee  or  by  act  of  assembly  to  have 
the  city  credited,  and  we  are  also  of  opinion,  that  it 
would  be  of  advantage  and  benefit  to  the  corporation  to 
contract  with  proper  persons  to  execute  the  several  con- 
works  necessary  to  be  done/ 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  payment, 
the  several  persons  in  the  report  of  the  committee  of 
tradesmen's  bills  set  forth  the  amount  of  the  several 
sums  reported  due  to  them,  the  amount  of  said 
several  sums  to  be  allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  grant  the 


72  totJBLiK  ASSfeMBliT   &OLL,    1779. 

w^it«e  of  herbage  bf  Saint  Stephen's  Green  to  alderman  James  rou 
iJ^en's    Hamilton,  Lord  Mayor  elect,  during  his  Mayoralty:  °** 
HftSntom    whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of 
Major.       the  petition. 

FrauchiM.       jg  J  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  for  freedom 
Talbot       ^Q  Richard  Talbot,  esquire :  whereupon  it  was  granted, 

gratis  for  the  reasons  in  the  petition. 
ESSf^'         [7.]  Alderman  Darragh,  praying  to  have  a  lease  for 
Croft!'       99  y^ars  of  lot  No.  42.  Flint's  Croft  in  lieu  of  the 
present  lease  made  to  captain  Evans:   whereupon  it 
was  granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition, 
a^' bonds.      [8*]  Johii  Mee,  esquire,  praying  to  have  city  bonds 
in  his  own  name  for  £1,600,  sterling;  whereupon  it 
was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 
cS^h^ds.      [9.]  Colcumb  Morgan,  esquire,  praying  to  have  city 
bonds  in  his  own  name  for  £1,000  sterling:  whereupon 
it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 
[10.]  Certain    of    the    commons,    for    raising    and 
Militia.       arraying  a  militia :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  a  m.  201 6. 
Petition,     proper  petition  be  prepared  by  Mr.  Recorder,  put  under 
untenant    ^^®  ^^^^  ^®^^'  ^^^  presented  to  his  excellency  the  lord 
lieutenant  by  the  Lord   Mayor    and   Sheriffs  for  the 
purposes  in  the  annexed  petition  set  forth. 
tiSiSSck         [^^-1  Nathaniel  Stakes,  praying  to  be  continued  turn- 
Suector.     cock  and  collector    of   the    pipe   water    revenue    for 
division  No.  3:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
Continued,  petitioner  be  continued  one  of  the  collectors  and  turn- 
cock for  the  pipe  water   revenue   of   division  No.  3, 
during  the  city's  pleasure,  not    exceeding    one    year 
ending  Midsummer  assembly  1780,  provided  he  gives 
suflScient  security  within   one  week   for   the   faithful 
discharge  of  said  office  and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer 
all  such  sums   of   money  as    he   shall    receive,  said 
security  to  be  approved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and 
Sheriffs,  and  if  said  security  be  not  entered  intb  within 
the  time  aforesaid,  that  this  appointment  be  null  and 
void. 


DtTBLH^  ASS£1£6LT   ROLL,    1779.  73 

^1™-        [12.]  Andrew    Moore,     praying    to    be    appointed  1779. 

collector  and  turncock  of  the  pipe  water  revenue,  in  Sn^r 
the  room  of  John  Elliott,  deceased,  for  division  No.  1. :  Smcock. 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  named  Andrew 
Moore  be  and  is  hereby  appointed  one  of  the  collectors  4?5t!''^ 
of  the  pipe  water  revenue  of  ward  No.  1.,  in  the  room 
of  John  Elliott,  deceased,  during  the  city's  pleasure,  eihou, 
not  exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas  assembly 
1780,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge 
of  the    duties   of    said  office  and  paying  to  the  city 
treasurer  all  such  sums  of  money  as  he  shall  receive, 
said  security  to  be  approved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor 
and  Sheriffs  and  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this 
date,  or  this  order  of  appointment  to  be  void. 
[13.]  Thomas    Knox,    mace    bearer    and   officer    of  k.iot, 

officer  of 

commons,  praying   compensation    for    supplying    the  cominuna. 
Sheriffs  and  Commons  with  candles,  candlesticks,  and 
other  necessaries  for  one  year  ending  this  assembly:  Necessaries, 
whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
in.  2fjo,        on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  Payment, 
sum  of  £5,  sterling,  in  consideration  of  supplying  the 
Sheriffs  and  Commons  with  the  above  necessaries  for 
one  year  ending  this-  assembly. 

[14.]  Certain   of   the   commons,  praying   for  usual 
allowance  to  Mrs.  Medecis  Cakes :  whereupon  it  was  oakes. 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  guineas  in  considera-  onmt. 
tion  of  her  distress. 

[15.]  Lucy  Oulton,  praying  usual  allowance :  where-  ouiton. 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  guineas,  omnt. 

[16.]  John  M*Elroy,  praying  to  be  continued  one  of  McEiroy, 
the  Serjeants  at  mace:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  at  mace. 
the  above  named  John  M^Elroy,  be  and  is  hereby  con- 
tinued one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace,  not  exceeding 
one  year  ending  next  Midsummer  assembly  1780,  he 


74 


DUBLIN   ASS£HBtr  llOLL,    1779. 


17W. 
Security. 


Oilsbenan. 


Market 
hoiiM. 


Payment. 

Browne. 
Tholsel 
porter. 


J*aymeut. 


BallAst 
Office. 


Beport. 


Lisrlithoaae. 

UablnrdF. 
Floate. 


New  wall. 


Combs. 


Stone 
blockR. 


Grant. 

Deben. 

turos. 

Gash. 

Balance. 

Hart. 


giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the Bon.xm. 

^^  m.  gOOm 

duties  of  said  office  and  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace, 
as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this 
date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be 
void. 

[17.]  James  Gilshenan,  praying  usual  allowance  for 
preventing  frauds  at  the  market  house:  whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £6. 

[18.]  Henry  Browne,  porter  of  the  Tholsel  coxirt, 
praying  to  be  allowed  some  aid  for  the  rent  of  his 
room :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  petitioner  be 
paid  by  the  city  treasurer,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,  the  sum  of  £4,  sterling. 

[19.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
Ballast  OflSce  to  the  general  assembly,  the  14th  of 
July,  1779. 

*Your  committee,  since  their    last    report    to  your«-aoo&. 
honours,  continued  the  building  of  the  abutment  for 
the  security  of  the  lighthouse  and  also  the  repairs  of 
the  gabbards  and  floats,  and  employed  labourers  at 
low  waters  to  remove  shoals  in  the  river. 

*We  have  also  made  a  considerable  progress  in  the 
building  of  the  160  feet  of  the  new  wall  which  they 
began  last  spring,  to  finish  which,  they  made  a  further 
agreement  with  Hugh  Combs  to  furnish  1000  more 
mountain  stone  blocks  of  the  same  price  as  the  former 
two  thousand. 

*  We  received  £370,  at  his  majesty's  treasury  in  part 
of  the  last  parliamentary  grant  and  there  is  still  due 
about  £480.  Your  committee  also  paid  off  one  of  the 
oflSce  debentures  for  £100,  sterling. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 
we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of 
£4,291  lis.  5d.,  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Henry  Hart, 


t)TJBLlK  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1779.  76 

Koiixxiii.    Ballast    Master,    on    the    Ballast    Office    fund,    and  me 

m.  200  6.  ^  '  *"^' 

£3,823  IBs.  6d.,  overpaid  by  him  on  account  of  the 
public  money,  all  which  is  humbly  submitted  to  your 
honours. 

*  Signed  by  eight  of  the  committee.' 
Midsummer  assembly,  16th  July,  lv79. 
Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  order, 
an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  committee  continued  and 
to  proceed  and  act  as  they  shall  think  proper. 
^  ^^'  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  14th  day  Baiiaat 

•^    Office 

of  April  last  inclusive  to  the  14th  day  of  July,  1779,  ftccounu. 
exclusive. 


Ballaat  Office,  Dr. 

£      8.    d. 

To  balance  of  last  quartofs  ab«tract 

...    4611  17    6 

To  cosh  received  bince 

...    1397    2  11 

£6,009    0    4 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

£   8.    d. 

...      270    0    0 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  the  piles 

...      13115    3i 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

...     175  13   9 

By  cash  paid  for  bnilding  and  repairing  gabbards 

...     168  10    5 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 

...     560  14    5i 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

...       96  15    0 

By  cash  paid  interest 

...      314    0    0 

By  balance 

...    4291  U    6 

£6,009    0    4 

BaUast  Office  for  the  pubUc  money,  Dr. 

£    8.    d. 

To  cash  received  at  his  majesty's  treasury   ... 

...     370    0    0 

To  balance  over  expended  on  the  pier 

...    3823  15    6 

£4,103  15    6 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

£    B.  d. 

By  balance  overpaid  the  last  quartet 

...    3801    4    4^ 

By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier 

...     392  11    li 

£4,103  15    6 

76 


DtTBLIK  A86£MBtY   &OLL,   1779. 


177». 


Txfuichite. 


DecUura- 
tiou. 


'James  Hamilton. — ^Anthony  King. — ^Philip  Cramp- uou  mi. 
ton. — Thomas  Blackall. — Killner  Swettenham. — James  *" 
Horan.  —  Thomas    Emerson.  —  Thomas    Greene.  — 
Nathaniel  Warren. — John  Tucker.* 

1779.  July  16. — Admissions  to  franchise.  If^ 

1779.  July  16. — Declaration  and  signatures.  ^  ' 


aldermnn. 
Mayoralty. 


Payment. 


Hart. 

Ballast 
Master. 


8:ilary. 


Security. 


Resolution 
of  thanks. 


Duke  of 
Leinster. 


1779.  October  15.— Third  Friday  after  the  29th  of  m-a*^ 
September. 

Lord  Mayor:  James  Hamilton. 

Sheriffs:  William  James  and  John  Exshaw. 

[1.]  Sir  Anthony  King,  knight,  late  Lord  Mayor  of  the 
city  of  Dublin,  praying  to  be  paid  the  usual  sum  of 
£600,  sterling:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 
petitioner  the  sum  of  £500,  sterling,  the  same  to  be 
allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[2.]  Alderman  Henry  Hart,  praying  to  be  continued 
Ballast  Master:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
above  named  alderman  Henry  Hart  be  and  is  hereby 
continued  Ballast  Master  and  treasurer  to  the  Ballast 
Office  for  the  port  of  Dublin,  for  one  year  ending 
next  Michaelmas  assembly  1780,  at  the  annual  salary 
of  £150,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  also  for  his 
accounting  justly  for  all  such  sums  of  money  as  he  shall 
receive  from  time  to  time,  as  shall  be  approved  of  by 
the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  said  security  to  be  entered 
into  in  ten  days  from  this  date  or  the  order  for  con- 
tinuing petitioner  to  be  void. 

[3.]  "  Resolved  unanimously,  that  the  thanks  of  the 
Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens  be  pre- 
sented in  the  most  public  and  respectful  manner  to  his 
grace  the  Duke  of  Leinster^  for  his  spirited  conduct 


1  William  Bobert,  8nd  Duke  of  Leinster,  K.Pm  1773— 180i. 


RoU  xxuL 
II1.2U. 


m.  2U  6. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779.  77 

upon  all  occasions  in  defence  of  the  constitution  of  this  1779. 

country,  particularly  evinced  by  his  care  and  attention 

to  the  volunteer  corps  of  this  city."  '  ^^°*^'' 

"Resolved,  that  the  foregoing   resolution   be   three 
times  published  in  Faulkner's  Journal.  Pauikner-g 

"Resolved,  that  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  do  wait 
upon  his  grace  with  a  copy  of  the  above  resolution." 

[4.]  "  Resolved,  that  the  thanks  of  this  assembly  be  Ji^JSj^^iJ"" 
given  to  alderman  sir  Anthony  King,  knight,  late  Lord  ^^^^J^^^^ 
Mayor,  in  testimony  of  our  entire  approbation  of  the 
very  faithful  and  honourable  manner  in  which  he  has 
discharged  the  important  oflBce  of  Lord  Mayor  of  this 
city,  to  the  great  advantage  of  the  public  and  the 
general  satisfaction  of  the  citizens. 

"  Resolved,  that  the  thanks  of  this  assembly  be  given 
to    William    Worthington    and    Richard    Moncrieffe,  worthinff- 

tou, 

esquires,  late  High  Sheriffs  of  this  city,  for  their  active,  Moncneffe, 
upright,  and  spirited  conduct  in  that  office.  sheriffs. 

"Resolved,  that  the  foregoing  resolutions  be  three 
times  published  in  Faulkner's  Journal."  joraSf'* 

[B.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  freedom  to  the  Franchiw. 
right  honourable  Walter  Hussey  Burgh,  esquire,  in  waiter 
consideration  of  the  eminent  services  he  hath  rendered  B"««^- 
to  this  city  and  kingdom:  whereupon  it  was  granted, 
gratis  unanimously,  and  that  the  same  be  presented  to 
him  in  the  most  respectful  manner  by  the  Lord  Mayor 
and  Sheriffs. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  Henry  Henry 
Grattan,  esquire,  a  member  of  the  House  of  Commons, 
hath  exerted  himself  in  a  peculiar  manner  to  obtain  a 
free  trade  for  Ireland,  and  therefore  praying  that  the^reetmde 
freedom  of  this  city  may  be  presented  to  him :  where-  ^^»^ 
upon  it  was  granted,  gratis  unanimously,  and  that  the  ^'^«^*»®- 
same  be  presented  to  him  in  the  most  respectful  manner 
by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 


78  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779. 

1779.  committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  with  Eouxiiii. 

Slte?'^     pipe  water,  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  11th 

day  of  October,  1779. 
B«pott  *  We  have  continued  the  business  to  us  committed 

since  our  last  report  and  inform  your  honours,  that  on 
caidweu.  the  19th  day  of  July  last,  Andrew  Caldwell,  esquire,  of 
Cavendish   Caveudish  row,  attended  your  committee  and  proposed 

on  behalf  of  himself  and  the  rest  of  the  inhabitants  of 
Tax.  said  street  and  neighbourhood  to  pay  the  pipe  water  tax 

and  to  which  we  agreed,  and  directed  that  the  collector 

of  that  division  should  wait  on  the  several  inhabitants  m.  213. 
Deposit,      and  receive  from  them  the  sum  of  20s.  each,  as  a  deposit 

for  the  present  year's  tax,  and  we  ordered  that  Mr. 
Myine.  Mylue  should  proceed  in  the  laying  down  mains  for 
Gardiner's   the  iise  of  the  sevcral  inhabitants  of  Gardiner's  row 

row. 

Qeo*'e'8     ^^^  Great  George's  street.     Complaint  being  made  to 

Dirty'iane.  ^s»  ^^^^  sevcral  of  the  inhabitants  of  Dirty  lane  and 

sSe^tf^^  Bridgefoot  street  had,  without  the  concurrence  of  your 

committee,    affixed   branches   to    the   main    running 

through  said  street  for  the  service  of  the  other  side  of 

the  water,  we  directed  that  the  overseers  should  cut  off 

to^?^**    the   several  branches   and  that  they   should  employ 

watchmen  night  and  day  to  prevent  their  being  put  on 

again,  until  the  said  street  should  be  new  paved. 

Watchmen       *  Complaiut  haviug  been  made,  that  one  of  the  watch- 

aiisaultedin  ^  ^  ' 

Dirty  lane,  men  lu  Dirty  lane  had  been  assaulted  by  several  persons 
unknown  to  him,  we  directed  an  advertizement  to  be 

Reward,  inserted  in  Saunders's  News  Letter  oflfering  a  reward 
of  £20,  for  apprehending  and  prosecuting  to  conviction 
the  person  or  persons  who  assaulted  the  person  left  to 
watch  said  mains  in  Dirty  lane.      Mr.  Hugh  George 

O'Reilly.  O'Reilly  and  others  of  the  inhabitants  of  Dirty  lane 
attended  and  laid  before  us  a  case  with  the  attorney 
general's    opinion   relative    to    the  said    inhabitants 

Dirt ^hSi  ^^s^^^ii^g  tJi^ir  branches  in  the  main  through  Dirty  lane 
for  the  purpose  of  supplying  the  other  side  of  the  water 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1779.  79 

BoUiiiii.    and  which  main  was  not  intended  to  supply  that  part  IP?- 

BL213L  x-i    ►  r  MftiD. 

of  the  town,  and  taking  the  sarae  into  consideration, 
ordered  that  the  overseers  should  cut  off  the  several 
branches  that  were  inserted  in  the  main  opposite  to  the 
new  service  that  was  laid  for  the  use  of  the  said 
inhabitants. 

'We  also  met  on  the   23rd  August  aforesaid,  and 
John  Lewis  of  Christ  Church  yard  having  applied  to  Lewi., 
us  for  an  abatement  of  pipe  water  taxes  that  were  due  ^^''^ 
on  a  house  in  said  yard  which  he  had  lately  taken,  and 
it  appearing  to  us  that  the  said  house  was  consumed 
by  an  accidental  fire,  we  ordered   that   the   collector 
should  receive  one  year's  tax,  the  same  to  be  rated  t»x. 
according  to  the  workhouse  tax. 

*  Mr.  Scriven,  your  law  agent,  having  applied  to  us  gjj*^*";^ 
for  a  sum  of  money  in  order  to  fee  counsel  in  a  cause 
instituted   by   the    above    mentioned    Hugh    (Jeorge 
O'Reilly  and  others  against  the  city,  we  granted  him  a  o'B«iiiy. 
sum  of  £22  16s.,  and  agreed  that  Mr.  Recorder  and  ^2'^,^^ 
counsellor  Dudley  Hussey  should  be   the   conducting  Hiusej. 
counsel  in  said  cause   and  that  the  same  should  be 
conducted  imder  the   care    of   alderman  Horan,  Mr. 
Howison,  Mr.  Hutton,  Mr.  Home,  and  Mr.  Tudor  as  a 
sub-committee.  sub- 

oommlttee. 

*  On  the  30th  August  we  again  met  and  several  of  the 
inhabitants  of  Sycamore  alley  having  applied  to  us  for  SS™^** 
an  abatement  in  their  pipe  water  money  and  it  appearing  ^Z^™*'*^ 

m.2i3L.  to  US,  that  no  main  had  been  afi&xed  in  said  alley  until 
April,  1778,  we  thought  it  but  reasonable  that  an  abate- 
ment should  be  made,  therefore  ordered  that  the 
collector  for  that  division  should  receive  only  a  year's 
tax  from  the  said  inhabitants. 

*  A  complaint  having  been  laid  before  us  by  Mr.  gaw^^ 
Davis  of  Golden  lane  of  want  of  water  and  it  appearing  ^»« 

to  us,  that  the  neglect  was  in  Newport  the  turncock  Newport 

'  ^  *  removed. 

for  that  division,  who  behaved  with  a  great  degree  of 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   HOLL,    1779. 


1779. 

Hoof, 
collector. 


Cooby, 

Archbishop 
of  Dublin's 
palace. 


New  ominB 

inHoore 

street. 

Crow  titreett 

Holies 

street. 

Denzille 

street. 

Mearen, 

Island 

bridge. 


Main. 


Melal 


Ekriven. 


O'ReiUy 

suit. 


PaTment. 
Order. 


Cleansing 
streets. 


insolence   when   ordered   to  attend  us>   we   therefore  J^'li^"- 
ordered  that  Mr.  Andrew  Moore,  the  collector  for  that 
division,  should  immediately  remove  the  said  Newport 
for  such  his  neglect  and  insolence. 

*  On  the  6th  of  September,  we  again  met  and  received 
a  letter  from  Mr.  Cooby  requesting  a  service  to  supply 
his  grace  the  archbishop  of  Dublin's  ^  palace  and  the 
same  being  in  the  county  of  Dublin,  we  were  of  opinion 
that  if  his  grace  chose  such  service,  the  same  should 
be  laid  down  entirely  at  his  own  expense. 

*Dn  the  13th  and  20th  September,  we  also  met  and 
ordered  Mr.  Mylne  to  lay  down  new  mains  in  Moore 
street  and  Crow  street,  and  to  continue  the  main  from 
Holies  street  do\\Ti  Denzille  street. 

*  On  the  27th  September  aforesaid,  we  received  a  letter 
from  Mr.  Meares  of  Island  Bridge  complaining  that  the 
bridge  is  impassable  by  the  frequent  breaking  it  up 
for  repairing  the  main  that  runs  across  the  same,  we 
therefore  ordered  Mr.  Gee  should  have  the  said  bridge 
effectually  repaired  and  that  Mr.  Mylne  bespeak  cast 
metal  mains  to  run  across  the  said  bridge  in  the  place 
of  the  present  ones. 

*  On  the  11th  October  instant,  Mr.  Scriven,  your  law 
agent,  applied  to  us  for  a  further  sum  of  money  for  the 
support  of  the  cause  now  depending  at  the  suit  of  the 
above  mentioned  O'Reilly  and  others  and  we  ordered 
him  to  be  paid  a  sum  of  twenty  guineas.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 
mittee continued  and  proceed  as  they  shall  think 
proper. 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  setting  the  cleansing  of  the  streets  have 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  27th  July,  1779. 


J  Bob^  Fowler,  D.D.,  1779—1801. 


DUBLIN  ASSEHBLT   ROLL,   1779.  81 

Bou  xxii.         *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  27th  day  of  itt*. 

July  last,  we  met  pursuant  to  an  advertizement  for  the  cieM»iiif 
m.2iL       purpose  of  setting  the  cleansing  of  the  streets,  which 
we  agreed  to  do  for  three  years  from  the  29th  day  of 
September  next  and  previous  to  the  setting  resolved 
that  every  street,  lane,  alley,  court,  etc.,  in  the  list  Btneu 
produced  and  laid  down  by  the  city  surveyor  should 
be  cleansed  two  days  in  each  week,  the  days  to  be  two  days  in 
appointed  by  the  Lord  Mayor,  and  if  any  street,  lane, 
alley,  or  court  is  omitted  in  the  said  list,  the  taker  of 
the  lot,  where  such  omission  shall  happen  to  be,  shall 
cleanse  the  same,  and  in  case  of  any  dispute  touching 
the  cleansing  the  same,  the  same  to  be  determined  by 
the  Lord  Mayor  for  the  time  being,  that  the  several 
markets  shall  be  cleansed  two  days  in  the  week,  that  ^twkcti. 
the  several  takers  shall  enter  into  contracts  for  the  due 
execution  of  his  office  upon  the  foregoing  terms. 

'Your  committee  set  the  following  lots  at  the  annual  J^Sli^l 
sums  to  each  man's  name,  videlicet.  *^«" 

£ 
No.  1.  South  side  to  Dennis  Nowlan  for        ...       88  ^*f  «»^ 
„     2.        do.        to  William  Smith  for         ...       70 
„     3.        do.        to  William  Smith  for        ...       60 
„     4.        do.        to     Arthur     Johnston     for 

William  Smith  ...      88 

„     6.        do.        to  John  Smith  for  ...       47" 

„     6.        do.        to  John  Goold  for  ...       B7 

„     7.        do.        to  the  same  for  ...       26 

„    8.        do.        to  James  Towers  for  ...       67 

„  9.  do.  to  Thomas  Chaytor  for  ...  49 
„  10.  do.  to  Patrick  Darcey  for  ...  29 
„  11.  do.  to  Nicholas  Donagh  for  ...  59 
„  12.  do.  to  Eichard  Hamilton  for  ...  24 
„  13.        do.        to     Arthur     Johnston     for 

Nicholas  Donagh  ...      B8 

„  14.  do.  to  Eichard  Hamilton  for  ...  69 
VOL.  xin.  a 


82 


DTTBLIN  ASSEUBLT  BOLL,   1779. 


1779. 

P    RollzzifL 

^  m.aia. 

fTlfum  fling 
ttreeU. 

No.  15. 

South  side  to  James  Donagh  for 

...      30 

„  16. 

do. 

to  Daniel  Dempsey  for 

...      86 

„  17. 

do. 

to  James  Donagh  for 

...       77 

Lot*  on 
nortiiside. 

No.  1. 

North  side  to  John  Connelly  for 

...      46 

„    2. 

do. 

to  James  Smith  for 

...      47 

„    3. 

do. 

to  the  same  for 

...      60 

„    4. 

do. 

to  John  M'Cabe  for 

...      69 

„    6. 

do. 

to  William  Harvey  for 

...      60 

„    6. 

do. 

to  same  William  Harvey 

for      65 

„    7. 

do. 

to  Nicholas  Donagh  for 

...      40 

,,    8. 

do. 

to  William  Harvey  for 

...      60 

»>        ". 

do. 

to  James  Smith  for 

...      46 

„  10. 

do. 

to  the  same  for 

...    43 

„  11. 

do. 

to  John  Keating  for 

...      46 

„  12. 

do. 

to  John  Connolly  for 

...      49 

„  13.        do,        to  John  Keating  for 
•The  whole  amounting  to 

...      30 

£1,B94  111.212  ft. 

Payment.        « The  contractors  to  be  paid  quarterly  as  usual.' 
otdar.  It  was  thereupon  granted,  the   committee's   report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 
[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
citjTiwBes  committee  for  inspecting  city  leases  near  expiring  have 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  day  of  September, 
1779. 

*We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  1st  day  of 
September  last  we  met  and  ordered  the  following  lots 
of  ground  and  holdings,  part  of  your  estate  and  in  the 
city's  possession,  to  be  advertized  to  be  set,  that  is  to 
say,  the  tower  over  Audoen's  arch,  a  holding  in 
Hammond    lane   formerly  in  possession  of  William 


B«port 

Lots  of 
ground. 


Tower  oTer 
Andoen's 
arch. 
Hammoiid 

Cook  street  Dixou,  a  holding  in  Cook  street  formerly  in  possession 
wSt      of  Thomas  Wilson,   and  several   stalls  in  Newhall 
market. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1779.  83 

*  And  in  pursuance  of  such  advertizement,  we  met  JJJ  ^t. 
on  the  16th  day  of  September  and  accordingly  set  up 
the  holding  in  Hammond  lane  for  three  lives  renewable  £2!°***"** 
for  70  years,  the  rent  to  commence  Michaelmas  next 
and  Mr.  Richard  Ginn  having  bid  £7,  and  no  person  oinn. 
having  bid  more,  he  was  declared  the  taker.    We  then 
proceeded  to  set  up  the  holding  in  Rosemary  lane  on  S^""^ 
the  same  terms  and  Mr.  Robert  Hutton  having  bid  Button. 
£1  6s.,  and  no  person  having  bid  more,  he  was  declared 
the  taker  thereof.    We  then  proceeded  to  set  up  the 
holding  in  Cook  street  formerly  in  possession  of  Thomas  ^^^^ 
Wilson,  and  Mr.  Richard  Ginn  having  bid  £9,  he  was  oian. 
declared  the  taker.    In  consideration  of  the  ruinous 
situation  of  the  last  concerns,  we  agreed  that  the  rent 
thereof  should  not  commence  until  the  25th  day  of 
March  next.    We  then  proceeded  to  set  the  tower  over  J„dSIinr' 
Audoen's  arch  formerly  in  possession  of  the  corporation  ^'^^ 
of  tanners,  and  Mr.  Ginn  having  bid  £1  6s.,  and  no  oinn. 
person  having  bid  more,  he  was  declared  the  taker. 
We  observe  to  your  honours,  that  capon  money  is  to  ^von 
be  reserved  in  the  leases  of  all  the  before  mentioned 
concerns.    On  said  day  we  proceeded  to  set  up  several 
stalls  in  Newhall  market  for  the  term  of  three  years,  ^^Jfj" 
formerly  in  possession  of  Anthony  Ball,  viz. :  No.  62, 
63.  66.  67.  70.  to  78.  and  Atfield  Botts  having  bid  £35,  Botts. 
And  no  person  having  bid  more,  he  was  declared  the 
taker.    We  then  proceeded  to  set  up  the  three  stalls 
formerly  possessed  by  James  Bracken,  viz.  No.  79.  80. 
81.  and   Thomas   Devine   having   bid   £22,    ho   was  Devine. 
declared  the  taker  thereof.    We  then  proceeded  to  set 
up  the  several  stalls  in  the  middle  of  the  market,  which 
were  formerly  possessed  by  William  Wilson,  from  No.  1. 
to  14.  and  Walter   Roche   having   bid  £28,  he   was  Eoche. 
declared  the  tenant  thereto.    The  said  several  rents  to  Rent*. 
be  paid  quarterly  and  to  commence  on  the  29th  day 
of  September  next.' 


84  DTTBUF  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1779. 

g7».  It   was   thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  boii  xmiu. 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

scrijen.  ^  [10.]  Edward  Scriven,  setting  forth  that  the  com- 
mittee to  whom  his  accounts  were  referred  have  made 
the  annexed  report  of  the  10th  day  of  September  last. 

Report  *We  met  upon  that   occasion   and    after  minutely 

examining  the  same  find  that  he  hath  transacted  the 

h^eBB.  b^si^^ss  from  the  30th  day  of  April,  1778,  to  Trinity 
term  last,  which  with    the   several    sums  of    money 

Aocounts.  disbursed  by  him,  amount  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of 
£B32  3s.  Id.,  and  that  he  has  received  and  for  which 
he  gives  credit  the  sum  of  £150,  so  that  there  remains 

dS?""*  due  to  him  the  sum  of  £382  3s.  Id.,  which  we  are  of 
opinion  and  do  recommend  he  be  paid.  We  inform 
your  honours,  that  the  principal  part  of  said  bill  has 
been  taxed  by  the  proper  ofiBcer,  the  remainder  being 
incidental  disbursements  and  business  could  not 
undergo  a  regular  taxation.' 

Order  Jt  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 

Payment,    city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  to 
Mr.  Edward  Scriven  the  sum  of  £382  3s.  Id.,  being  the 
balance   remaining  due  to  him,  as  appears  by  the 
annexed  report. 
[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  them. 211 ». 

ciSitoms^  committee  of  tolls  and  customs  have  made  the  annexed 
report  of  the  14th  instant. 

Report.  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  had  several 

meetings  for  the  purpose  of  putting  an  end  to  the 

Contests,     contests  between  the   city    and   the    several    persons 

sbjw^foiir  sending  flour  to  Dublin.  Mr.  Shaw  a  principal  flour 
factor  attended  us  the  IBth  day  of  September  last  and 
made  some  overtures  for  an  accommodation,  whereupon 
we  appointed  a  sub-committee  with  the  assistance  of 

Bew^er.  j^^  Recordcr  and  Mr.  Scriven  to  meet  him  on  that 
occasion,  who  reported  to  us. 


BtJBLIK  ASSSHBLT  UOLL,   1779.  8B 

BoD-xni.        "That   on  the  19th  day  of  September  last,  theyiw. 

with  the  assistance  of  Mr.  Becorder  and  Mr.  Scriven  oommit. 
met    Mr.    Shaw,    when    after    discussing    the    city's  ^g? 
claim  to   toll  on  flour,  the    objections    thereto,  andJ^J^^ 
the  uncertainty    of    a    determination  by  a  court  of 
law,  they  urged  the  continuance  of  a  toll  of  ^th  part 
of  each  bag  of  2  cwt.  weight  as  formerly  paid,  this  was 
considered  as  too  high,  and  therefore  Mr.  Shaw  proposed 
upon  the  city's  relinquishing  and  waiving  all  claim  and 
retrospect  to  toll  on  flour  hitherto  passed  free,  upon 
security  that  there  should  be  paid  for  the  160th  part, 
as  a  toll  of  every  bag  of  flour  and  that  a  joint  applica-  J^e^ug 
tion  should  be  made  the  ensuing  session  to  obtain  an  ^'  ^^' 
act  of  parliament  to  confirm  the   same  at   the  joint 
expense  of  each  party." 

*We  met  again  the  23rd  of  said  month  and  after 
deliberating    upon    the    said    proposal,    we    directed  Piopo«a. 
Mr.  Scriven  to  apply  to  Mr.  Shaw  and  the  rest  of  scriyan, 
the  flour  factors,  that  the  whole  of  them  should  come 
into   the   same   agreement.    Several   of   the    factors.  Agreement, 
on  behalf  of  the  owners  of  flour,  on  the  7th  and  14th 
instant  met  your  committee  and  instead  of  the  160th 
part  in  kind,  proposed  to  give  160th  part  in  money  upon  Money 
an  average  price  to  be  taken  upon  the  last  five  years  ^^l"^ 
as  a  toll  for  each  bag,  this  average  has  been  struck  tou  atmck. 
and  amounts  to  lis.  9d.,  a  cwt.  weight. 

*  Your  committee  recommended  that  this  proposal  be 
agreed  to  by^  the  city  and  that  an  act  of  parliament  ^iSLent. 
be  applied  for  jointly  by  the  city  and  flour  factors 
to  confirm  same  and  until  such  act  can  be  obtained, 
we  think  a  deed  should  be  executed  by  all  parties 

nuao       declarative  of  the  said  agreement,  in  such  manner  as 
Mr.  Recorder   shall   advise.    We   recommended  that 
Mr.    Timothy    Mahon  be    appointed    to    collect    the  JJjJjJ^,  ^ 
said  tolls  and  customs  in  the  usual  manner  for  three  ^^mg. 
months,  in  which  time  this  business  may  be  finally 


86  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   HOLL,    1779. 

i77».  concluded    or    at    all    events    the    necessary    deedBonoiJi 

executed.' 

Order.  It  wBs  thereupon  ordered,  that  the  committee  be  con- 

tinued and  hereby  empowered  to  compromise  and  agree 

iMtru.  by  a  proper  instrument  in  writing  to  receive  from  such 
person  or  persons  as  shall  be  willing  to  pay  as  toll  the 

Flour.  160th  part  of  the  value  of  flour  brought  to  the  markets 
of  this  city,  as  proposed  by  the  foregoing  report,  said 
value  being  computed  upon  the  average  price  of  flour 
for  the  last  five  years  and   which  upon    calculation 

^^^j  ^^       turns  out  to  be  at  the  rate  of  lis.  9d.,  by  the  cwt.  weight 

^^^-  and  the  said  toll  to  be  computed  and  accounted  for 

Act.  from  the  29th  day  of  September  last,  until  an  act  of 

parliament  can  be  obtained  by  the  joint  application  of 

KwuTii  ^^®  ^^^y  *^^  *^®  ^^^^  owners  and  factors  for  the 
carrying  the  above  mentioned  proposed  agreement  into 

Bailiff.  execution,  and  that  in  the  meantime  the  bailiff  or  person 
employed  by  the  corporation  of  the  city  to  collect  the 
tolls  and  customs,  be  ordered  and  empowered  to  demand 

flour!*"  ^^^  ^"^^^  ^^^  lAyth  part,  agreeable  to  ancient  usage,  of 
all  such  flour  as  shall  be  brought  to  the  said  market 
belonging  to  all  such  persons  as  shall  refuse  or  decline 
signing  the  above  mentioned  agreement  until  such  act 
can  be  so  obtained  as  aforesaid  and  that  such  toll  shall  be 

kiud!"  collected  and  taken  in  kind  out  of  each  such  sack  and 
that  the  city  seal  be  put  to  such  instrument  declarative 

ilecorder.  of  Said  agreement,  as  Mr.  Recorder  shall  advise,  said 
agreement  to  continue  binding  between  the  parties 
executing  the  same,  whether  the  said  act  of  parliament 

J^ajjon.  jsiiaii  be  obtained  or  not,  and  that  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon  be 
under  the  city  seal  continued  bailiff  to  collect  the  said 
toll  during  such  time  and  under  such  terms  as  the 
committee  shall  think  proper. 

Ea*on.  [12.]  Benjamin  Eaton,  setting  forth   that  the   com- 

mittee to  whom  his  petition  and  the  former  report 
thereon  was  referred,  have  made  the  annexed  report  of 
the  1st  September,  1779. 


BTJBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1779.  87 

Bj>UMiii.       * -^^e,  the  committee  appointed  for  inspecting  city  1770.   ' 
leases  near  expiring,  to  whom  the  petition  and  report 
thereon  respecting  Benjamin  Eaton  was  recommitted,  Batou. 

m.  210  b.  have  examined  the  same  and  do  entirely  agree  with  our 
former  report,  except  that  part  which  mentions  the 
interest  to  be  £4  per  centum,  and  are  of  opinion  that  ^^^*'*' 
the  bonds  shall  bear  interest  at  the  rate  of  £6  per 
centum,  and  the  interest  to  commence  on  the  11th  day  of 
May  last,  being  the  day  on  which  the  agreement  was  Agreement, 
made  with  him  and  the  said  Benjamin  Eaton.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,   the    committee's   report  order* 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  city 
debentures  be  passed  to  the  within  named  Benjamin  Debentures. 
Eaton  for  £400,  payable  with  interest  at  the  rate  of  Baton. 

*  Interest. 

£B  per  cent,  to  commence  and  bear  date  from  the  11th 
day  of  May  last. 

[13.]  Precious  Clarke,  merchant,  setting  forth  that  SSoSLt. 
the  committee  to  whom  the  report  on  his  petition  was 
recommitted,  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  1st 
day  of  September,  1779. 

''   *  We,  the  committee  of  city  leases,  having  met  and  Beport 
reconsidered  that  part  of  the  report  respecting  the  said 
Precious  Clarke,  do   entirely  agree  with  our  former  ciarke. 
report  and  as  it  is  the  wish  of  the  said  Precious  Clarke 
to  have  a  lease  for  the  term  of  99  years,  we  do  recom-  Lease, 
mend  that  a  new  lease  be  made  to  him  for  the  said  term 
instead  of  his  present  lease,  for  three  lives  renewable 
within  70  years,  at  the  same  rent  he  now  pays  for  R«nt. 
the  same  and  the  same  to  commence  from  the  25th  day 
of  March  last,  to  which  day  the  said  Precious  Clarke 
is  to  pay  ofE  all  rent.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,   the   committee's   report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  that  the 
petitioner  do  have  a  lease  of  the  concerns  for  99  years  Lease, 
to  commence  from  the  25th  day  of  March  last,  agree- 
able to  the  survey  thereof  made  by  the  city  surveyor,  survey. 


88  DUBLIK  ASSEMBLY  KOLL,   1779. 

ciSke.      ^^  ^^^  *^®  ^*^d  Clarke  paying  off  all  rent  and  arrears  of  bo  niii 
Brat         rent  to  that  time,  said  lease  to  contain  such  covenants 
and  clauses  as  Mr.  Becorder  shall  advise. 

cityieai.  [14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  have  city 
I**"*-  seal  affixed  to  a  lease  and  letter  of  attorney,  in 
Ejectment,  order  to  bring  ejectment  on  the  title  for  part  of  your 
2JJ^^  honours'  estate  in  Barrack  street  adjacent  to  a  holding 
Duiiei.  formerly  in  possession  of  Benjamin  Daniel :  whereupon  »  «» 
it  was  granted,  according  fo  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

T.>ior.  [16.]  Benjamin  Taylor,  praying  to  be  paid  usual 

jSSfl  allowance  for  attending  grand  juries  and  summoning 
prosecutors  in  criminal  cases  for  half  a  year  ending 
this  assembly :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
Payment,  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 
petitioner  the  sum  of  £22  158.,  sterling,  in  consideration 
of  his  trouble  in  summoning  prosecutors,  etc.,  pursuant 
to  the  above  petition. 

Trumtmu,       [16.]  Nathaniel  Trumbell,  praying  to  be  continued 

Wilier 

uiiiff,        one  of  the  water  bailiffs:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 

oontiniied. 

that  the  above  named  Nathaniel  Trumbell  be  and  is 
hereby  continued  one  of  the  water  bailiffs  of  this  cily 
during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year 
ending  Michaelmas  assembly  1780,  with  the  usual  fees 
and  perquisites,  he  giving  such  security  to  save  the  city 
harmless  and  for  the  faithful  execution  of  his  said 
office,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of. 

oiibrey.  [17.]  William    Osbrey,    praying    to    be    continued 

MarthSi  Marshal  keeper  of  the  city  of  Dublin :  whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  the  above  named  William  Osbrey  be  and 
is  hereby  continued  Marshal  keeper  to  the  city  of 
Dublin  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  next  Michaelmas  assembly  1780,  with  all 
the  just  fees  and  perquisites  belonging  to  the  said 
employment  and  that  the  petitioner  shall  be  bound  in 
Sureties,     a  boud  of  £3,000,  and  find  three  sureties  each  to  be 


HoU 


DTJBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1779.  89 

»iii*    bound  in  separate  bonds  of  £1,000,  for  indemnifying  1779. 


the  city  from  all  escapes  and  for  the  due  execution  of 
said  employment,  that  he  shall  on  Monday  in  every 
week  make  and  return  a  list  on  oath  of  every  person  in  weekly 
his  custody  upon  any  action,  or  execution,  or  other 
process  whatsoever  from  the   city   or  Tholsel   court,  ThoiBei 

court. 

distinguishing  at  whose  suit  such  person  or  persons 
was  or  were  committed  and  when  and  by  whom 
discharged  and  whether  such  person  hath  been  kept 
in  actual  custody  or  not,  said  security  to  be  approved 
of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  and  entered  into  in 
one  week  from  this  day  or  this  order  for  continuing 
petitioner  to  be  void. 

[18.]  John  Purcell,  clerk  of  the  commons,  praying  Purceu. 
m. 200 ft.     usual  allowance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the«"n™oM- 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  payment, 
the  petitioner  £22  IBs.,  sterling,  in  consideration  of  the 
services  in  his  petition  set  forth. 

[19*]  Patrick  Domin,  gardener,  praying  to  be  paid  Domin, 
a  sum  of  money  for  gravelling,  repairing,  raking  and 
levelling  the  Beau  walk   of    Saint    Stephen's  Green:  Beau  walk, 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do  stephen-s 
pay  the  petitioner  three  guineas  in  full  for  the  work  payment. 


done  by  him  in  Saint  Stephen's  Green. 

[20.]  Nathaniel  Orpin,  praying  to  be  appointed  one 
of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  for  the  said  city :  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  named  Nathaniel  Orpin 
be  and  is  hereby  appointed  one  of  the  Serjeants  at 
mace  of  the  said  city  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not 
exceeding  one  year  ending  next  Michaelmas  assembly 
1780,  upon  his  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  redelivery  of 
the  silver  mace  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall 
approve  of,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month 
from  this  date  or  this  order  for  appointing  the  petitioner 
to  be  void. 


Orpi 
8erj( 


in, 
leant  at 


90  DrULDT  ASSEMBLY  SOIX,   1779. 

27»-  [21.]  Thomas  Massev,  praying  to  be  oontmued  one  Bon  jam. 

luMMgr,  *  *  m.  2096. 

^  •*  of  the  Serjeants  at  maoe :  like  order. 


^S^Sidie.  [22.]  John  Waller,  one  of  the  city  beadles,  praying 
usual  allowance  to  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his 
room :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 

VajmaaL  do,  (HI  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner 
£3.  ' 

[23.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 

g^^  Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly  of  the  13th  of 
October,  1779. 

jseport.  '  Since  our  last  report  to  your  honours,  we  continued 

New  wall,  the  building  of  the  new  wall  and  have  nearly  finished 
the  150  feet  which  we  began  last  spring.    We  paid  7s. 

JJ^2l^  ^^^^  '^^  t^®  c^t  mountain  stones  used  for  facing  this 
wall,  which  is  much  cheaper  than  they  were  formerly  i 
bought  for.  Your  committee  find  they  can  procure  the 
same  kind  for  Bs.  English,  each,  provided  they  will 
take  them  in  the  winter  season,  when  there  is  a  scarcity 
of  work  with  the  stone-cutters,  and  therefore  propose 
to  lay  in  2000  or  3000,  again  a  further  part  of  the  wall 
shall  be  begun. 

*  There  is  a  sum  of  £486  of  the  last  parliamentary 
Grant.       grant  remaining  unpaid,  we  presume  your  honours  will 

think  proper  to  apply  for  a  grant  the  present  session, 

and  therefore  beg  your  honours  will  make  an  order. 
Petition,  that  a  petition  be  prepared,  put  under  the  city  seal, 
S2?!f^^.    ^^d  presented  to  the  honourable  house  of  commons 

for  further  aid  towards  carrying  on  the  Ballast  Office 

wall. 

*  Your  committee  also  continued  the  building  of  the 
h<55«i^  abutment  to  the  light  house  and  the  repairs  of  the 
Oftbbard*.    gabbards  and  floats. 

Floats.  ^ 

Cftth.  ^^  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 

BaianoA.      wc  have  examined  and  find  there   is  a  balance  of 

Hart.        £4,629  Is.  3d.,  in  the  hg^uds  of  alderman  Henry  Hart, 

Ballast    Master,    on    the    Ballast    Office    fund,    and 


DUBLIN  ASSElfBLT  EOLL,   1779. 


91 


BoUxxi 
m.913. 


m.  »S  b. 


jC4,250  19s,  5d.,  overpaid  by  him  on  the  account  of  i77». 

the  public  money,  all  which  is  humbly  submitted  to 

your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  nine  of  the  committee.' 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  14th  B^iMt 
day  of  July  last  inclusive,  to  the  13th  day  of  October,  •ooounu. 
1779,  exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

£     s.  d. 

To  bttlanoe  of  the  last  quarter's  abstract 

..    429111   6 

To  cash  reodved  dnoe  .. 

..    lOSM    9   5 

£5,316    0  10 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

£    s.    d. 

..      193    0   0 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  pilen 

..      126   8    2 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

..      175  13    9 

By  cash  paid  for  building  and  repairing  gabbards 

..       80  18  10 

By  cash  paid  rent  aad  contingencies 

..      103  18  10 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

..900 

By  cash  paid  interest 

. 

By  balance 

..    4829    1    3 

£5,310    0  10 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 


To 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  cash  overpaid  the  but  quarter  on  the  pier 
By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier 


£    B.   d. 


£     s.    d. 

3823  15    0 
,      427    3  11 

£4^19 

6 

15th  October,  1779. 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  order, 
an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  committee  continued,  and 
to  proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper,  that  a  petition  Petition, 
be  prepared  by  Mr.  Recorder,  put  under  the  city  seal  city  seal 


92  DtJBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1779. 

1779.  and  presented  to  the  honourable  the  house  of  commons  J^^^Jw*!*" 

wau!*''*       for  aid  to  carry  on  the  Ballast  Office  wall. 
Dunn.  Alderman  Dunn  to  be  of  the  committee  in  the  room 

of  the  present  Lord  Mayor. 

Fnnchiae.       1779.  October  15. — Admissions  to  franchise.  p.  r. 

B  108 

Dedaia.         1779^  October  IB.— Declaration  and  signatures.         c's 

1779.  November  26. — Post  Assembly.  m.  so7. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

^t^»i^  committee  for  conducting  the  pipe  water  have  made  the 
annexed  report  of  the  22nd  day  of  November  instant. 

Eclwrt.  *We,  the  committee  appointed  for  conducting  the 

pipe  water  having  taken  into  our  consideration  the  two 

several  acts  of  parliament  passed  for  the  regulating  the 

#     pipe  water  of  this  city,  are  of  opinion  the  same  ought 

Eevisionof  to  bc  rovisod  and  amended  in  several  particulars,  for 

parliament,  that  purposo  WO  directed  Mr.  Mylne  (who  from  his 
experience  in  the  execution  of  the  works  under  the 
present  laws  could  justly  inform  us)  to  consider  of  any 
defects  therein  and  to  point  out  to  us  such  observations 
and  amendments  as  he  might  suggest  would  be  neces- 

Myine.  sary  in  the  said  acts,  this  Mr.  Mylne  accordingly  did, 
as  it  was  a  matter  that  could  be  better  digested  by  a 

TOmmitiee.  sub-committee.    We  appointed  one  with  the  assistance 

Howiaon.  of  Mr.  Howisou  for  that  purpose,  who  reported  to  us 
that  they  had  taken  under  their  consideration  the 
matter  referred  to  them,  that  after  deliberating  upon 
the  said  acts  of  parliament  and  the  several  alterations 
proposed  by  Mr.  Mylne  to  be  made  therein,  came  to 

Kejoiu.  several  resolutions,  which  being  considered  by  us  very 
maturely,  paragraph  by  paragraph,  we  agreed  to  the 
following. 

hSuMs^d      *  ^^^^  powers  be  vested  in  the  proper  oflScers  to  enter 

premifos.  into  all  housos  and  premises  whatsoever  from  eight 
of  the  clock  in  the  morning  until  four  in  the  afternoon 
(one  day's  notice  thereof  being  first  given)  to  inspect  if 


DX7BLIK   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1779.  93 

Bonxxia,    tfaiere  should  be  any  undue  diversion  or  improper  appro-  vm. 
priation  of  water.  water. 

*  That  no  private  dwelling  house,  manufacturer,  or  houm. 
others  be   supplied  with  water,  unless  the  possessor 
thereof  shall  provide  a  proper  cistern  of  lead,  brick,  ctrtwnt. 
or  wood  to  hold  a  sufficiency  of  water,  and  ball  and 
stop-cocks  placed  thereon  to  prevent  wast6  when  the 

said  cistern  is  fully  served  and  filled,  under  a  penalty.    Peuaity.* 

'That  all   pipes,  branches,  ferrels,  and   cocks    ^o^^^«^* 
supplying  water,  the  property  of  private  persons  to  be  JjgJ^ 
under  the  management  and  direction   of  the   officers 
acting  under  proper  authority,  under  a  penalty.  Penuty. 

*  That  a  penalty  be  inflicted  on  persons,  who  shall  JSJlif  '^' 
molest  or  disturb  the  officers  in  the  exercise  of  their  <>"««^ 
duty. 

m.aB7«.         *  That  all  persons,  who  supply  themselves  with  water  ^"^■■^ 
from  the  city  water   course  for  private   use   or   for  '^*«'- 
carrying  on  manufactures,  whether  extra  parochial  or 
in  the  county  of  Dublin  at  large,  shall  pay  for  eachPajment 
private    house    20s.,    and    for    every    manufacturer 
according  to  his  consumption. 

*  That  any  person,  who  shall  insert  any  ferrel  or  JJJSch  tauf 
branch  into  any  of  the  water  pipes  or  course  for  con-  ^»*«^p<p«"- 
veying  water  or  otherwise  divert  the  water  from  the 

said  course  without  the  knowledge  of  the  proper  officer, 
all  and  every  such  person  or  persons  into  or  through 
whose  house  or  concerns  such  water  is  conveyed  shall 
forfeit  £6,  to  be  recovered  in  a  summary  way  before  Porfeit 
a  justice  of  the  county  or  the  city  of  Dublin,  where 
the  offence  is  committed  by  the  confession  of  the  party 
or  upon  the  oath  of  one  or  more  credible  witnesses. 

*  That  all  and  every  person  who  shall  continue,  build, 

or  erect  any  house  of  ease,  dunghill,  or  sewer  on  or  J^^^*^^' 
near  the  said  water  course,  so  that  the  water  is  or  may 
be  soiled  or  corrupted  thereby,  every  such  person  or 
persons  being  thereof  convicted  shall  for  every  such 


94  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1779. 

ISeit      offence  forfeit  £10,  for  every  month  the  same  shall  Jj^^J^j^*- 
continue,  to  be  recovered  in  a  summary  way  before  a 
justice    of   the    county  or  city  of   Dublin,  where  the 
offence  is  committed  by  confession  of  the  party  or  upon 
the  oath  of  one  or  more  credible  witnesses. 

vainAtion        <  That  in  case  of  no  valuation  of  ministers'  or  work- 

of  new 

boiue«.       house  money  being  obtained,  that  the  corporation  of  the 

city  of  Dublin  be  empowered  to  appoint  sworn  valuators 

monT        ^  value  all  new  houses  and  to  levy  the  water  money 

according  to  such  valuation,  until  new  valuations  shall 

be  made. 

SS^ST*         'That  the  corporation    of    the    city  of    Dublin    be 

B^^'^tioM  empowered  to  make  and  establish  such  regulations 

^JS?.^etc.  ^^^  t^^  better  improvement  of  the  said  work  and 'fix 

such  mains,  services,  branches,  cocks,  plugs,  fire-cocks, 

and  other  devices  upon  such  constructions,  as  to  them 

may  seem  expedient  from   the   place    or   reservatory 

citybosoii.  called  the  city  bason   and   from   the  water-wheel  or 

LiiiiDd        engine  at  Island   bridge,  through  the  several  roads, 

bridge. 

highways,  streets,  alleys,  yards,  courts,  squares,  open 

areas,  lanes,  quays,  and  passages  of  the  city  of  Dublin, 

its  liberties,  and  suburbs,  and  to  be  conservators  of  the 

said  water  and  water-course  from  the  said  bason  and  «-  aoe. 

from    the   said   water-wheel    or   engine,    and  to   be 

Powers,      empowered  and  authorized  to  break  up  and  dig  the  soil 

and  ground  of  every  such  road,  highway,  street,  alley, 

yard,  court,  square,  open  area,  lane,  quay,  and  passage 

for  the  purpose  aforesaid  and  through  the  several  places 

aforesaid  (said  corporation  making  the  damages)  with 

the  same  powers  as  in  the  said  acts  mentioned. 

m«!tfc*  *  We  recommend  the  foregoing  proposed  amendments 

Becorder.    be  laid  before  Mr.  Recorder  to  prepare  the  same  with 

such  others  as  to  him  may  seem  necessary  to  be  intro- 

wmmoM.    duoed  into  the  house  of  commons  in  the  most  convenient 

EzpeoM.     manner  and  with  as  little  expense  as  possible,  so  as  to 

avoid  for  the  future  any  interruption  or  litigation  in 


DT7BLI1T   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1779-1780.  96 

RoUnriii  the    execution    of    the    works,    so    essential    to    the™- 

ra.  IK.  Work* 

inhabitants  of  this  metropolis.' 

And  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said  ord«. 
report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly:  it  was 
thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed 
and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

1780.  January  6. — Post  Assemblj'^.  itso. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  thecorpor*. 

tiOD  of 

committee  appointed  to  consider  what  measures  ought  duwiju 
to  be  pursued  by  the  corporation  of  the  city  of  Dublin 
on  obtaining  a  law  for  the  extension  of  the  trade  and  ^^^ 
commerce  of   this  kingdom,  have   made   the   annexed  ^^^^* 
report  of  the  3rd  day  of  January,  1780. 

*We  met  on  Monday  the  3rd  day  of  March,  1780,  ^^"^ 
when  the  following  resolutions  were  unanimously  SSLs!'*' 
agreed  to,  together  with  the  annexed  addresses.  AddresM*. 

**  Resolved,  that  we  gladly  embrace  this  the  first 
opportunity  of  our  assembling  to  express  our  warmest 
approbation  of  and  concurrence  in  the  resolutions  and  tiSS'^**' 
m.206».      sentiments    of    both    houses    of    parliament    of    thisnmM^'' 
kingdom,  relative  to  the  propositions  of  Lord  North  in  PiSS^ent 
the  British  house  of  commons  for  the  relief  of  Ireland,  North, 
and  that  we  feel  with  the  most  lively  sensibility  and  hSLsfof 
gratitude  the  virtuous  and  patriotic  conduct  of  this  our  Relief!*"* 
spirited  legislature,  which  has  so  eminently  conduced  to 
procure  to  this  country  the  fair  prospect  she  has  now 
in  view. 

"  Resolved,   that   a   dutiful   and   loyal   address  be  Address, 
presented  to  his  majesty,  declaratory  of  the  indelible  George  iii. 
impression  made  upon   our  hearts    by  his  majesty's 
wisdom    and    justice    in    removing    the    oppressive 
restrictions  under  which  his  loyal  people  of  Ireland  Bestnc- 
have  too  long  laboured,  and  the  high  sense  of  gratitude 
we  entertain  at  the  prospect  of  the  further  relief  by  his  ^J^nd.' 
royal  bpunty  intended  for  us. 


98 


DXTBLUr   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1780. 


1780. 

Citypipe 

wmter. 

Baport. 


Amend- 
menta. 


Lftw  Agent 


Recorder. 


Bonrke. 

Hona^of 

comtnona. 


Want  of 
water. 


CoUectora. 


Tumoooka' 
daiiea. 


Order. 


Tnules- 

nien'a 

bilU. 


pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  17th  BoUzxiii.i 

*    *  *  m.  5  6. 

January,  1780. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  since  our  last  report 
of  the  29th  day  of  November  last,  we  proceeded  in  the 
works  and  business  to  us  committed  with  the  utmost 
care  and  attention  and  having  on  that  day  reported 
to  your  honours  the  amendments  necessary  for  the  pipe 
water  and  having  received  your  approbation  of  such 
report,  we  ordered  that  your  law  agent  should  lay  the 
amendments  and  alterations  proposed  therein  before 
Mr.  Recorder,  that  he  may  put  the  same  into  a  regular 
form  and  when  done  to  have  them  laid  before  Mr. 
Bourke,  so  as  to  have  them  introduced  into  the  house 
of  commons  in  the  most  convenient  and  in  the  least 
expensive  manner.  Several  complaints  having  from 
time  to  time  been  laid  before  us  by  the  inhabitants 
of  want  of  water  and  finding  such  complaints  generally 
arise  from  the  neglect  and  inattention  of  the  persons 
employed  by  the  collectors  in  turning  the  cocks,  we 
ordered  the  several  collectors  employed  to  be  more 
attentive  for  the  future,  so  as  to  prevent  if  possible  such 
complaints,  until  we  could  devise  some  more  efifectual 
plan  than  has  been  heretofore  adopted  to  oblige  the 
turncocks  to  do  their  duty,  and  which  plan  your  com- 
mittee have  now  under  their  consideration  and  intend 
to  carry  into  execution  as  soon  as  possible.* 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  com- 
mittee continued  and  they  to  proceed  as  they  shall 
think  proper. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills  have  made 
the  annexed  report  of  the  4th  day  of  January,  1780.      m.  -t 

*We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the 
occasion  on  the  4th  day  of  January  instant  and  passed 
the  following  bills,  videlicet 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780.  99 


ScIlxziii.A.  £        8.  d.    1780. 

*  Simon  Vierpyl's  bill  for  stone-cutter's  IlS?»  bui«. 
work              ...             ...             ...             ...  15    0  10 

'  Samuel  Read's  bill  for  plumber's  work  29    3  6 

*  John  Price  King's  bill  for  iron-monger's 

work              ...             ...             ...             ...  11  11  4 

'  James  Elliott's  bill  for  slater's  work  ...  28  18  6 
'  George  Stevenson's  bill  for  bricklayer's 

work             ...             ...             ...             ...  44  12  3 

*  Eichard  Raper's  bill  for  glazier's  work  13    4  4 

*  Timothy  Dyton's  bill  for  printing  ...  16  11  B 
'Benjamin  Eaton's  bill  for  carpenter's 

work              ...             ...             ...             ...  35     7  8 

*  Thomas  Mathew's  bill  for  surveying  ...  56    2  4 

*  Stephen  Gordon's  bill  for  iron-monger's 

wwk             ...            ...            ...            ...  40  14  8 

'Isaac  Poole's  bills  for  tin  work         ...  21    3  1 

*  Thomas    Todd    Faulkner's    bill     for 

printing  and  stationery  ware    ...             ...  156    8  10 


'  Which  said  several  bills  amount  in  the 
whole  to  the  sum  of    ...  ...  ...£467  18    8 


'  And  your  committee  are  further  of  opinion,  that  it  A*iii«tant to 

•^  *^  '  masters  of 

would  be  of  great  advantage  to  the  corporation  and  "^y  works, 
tend  much  to  the  lessening  the  charges  made  against 
your  honours,  if  there  was  a  proper  person  appointed 
in  the  nature  of  an  assistant  to  the  masters  of  the  city 
works,  who  would  inspect  the  several  works  doing, 
check  the  accounts  of  the  tradesmen,  and  make  due  and 
proper  returns  when  directed.' 

It  was  thereupon   granted,  the    committee's    report    ^  ^ 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  act  of  assembly,  except  as 
to  the  appointing  a  person  to  do  the  business  therein 
recommended,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  several  tradesmen  therein  Payment. 


100 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780. 


1780. 


named  the  respective  sums  reported  due  them,  the  same  bou  xxiii.A. 
to  be  allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts.    And  it  is 


Tudor. 
Pajment. 
Silver 
bnx«9. 

Sanktty, 

Howiaon, 

Sheriffs. 


further  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  his 
Lordship's  order,  pay  to  Mr.  Richard  Tudor  the  sum 
of  £10,  sterling,  the  expense  of  two  silver  boxes  pre- 
sented to  Henry  Gore  Sankey  and  Henry  Howison, 
esquires,  late  Sherififs,  but  not  to  be  drawn  as  a 
precedent  for  the  future. 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

City  lease*,  committec  of  city  leases  near  expiring  have  made  the 
annexed  report,  the  13th  day  of  December,  1779. 

*  We,  the  committee  for  inspecting  city  leases  to  whom 
the  petition  of  James  Smith  has  been  referred,  inform 
your  honours,  that  on  the  23rd  day  of  November  last, 
we  met  on  the  occasion  and  took  the  subject  matter  of 
his  petition  into  consideration,  and  the  said  Mr.  Smith 
who  attended  us  and  admitted  the  tithes  of  Taghdowe 
were  taken  for  him  by  William  Worthington,  esquire, 
at  the  annual  rent  of  £145,  and  produced  a  receipt 
from  Mr.  Worthington  dated  the  27th  February,  1778, 
for  the  sum  of  £140,  acknowledging  therein  that  he 
Mr.  Worthington  had  received  said  sum  from  Mr. 
Smith  towards  paying  the  city  treasurer  a  year's  rent  »-'*^- 
or  deposit  for  said  tithes,  and  said  he  gave  Mr. 
Worthington  £6,  in  cash  to  complete  the  year's  rent. 
It  appeared  also  to  your  committee  that  Mr.  Smith 
owed  your  honours  a  large  sum  for  rent  and  arrears 
of  rent  for  said  tithes  after  giving  credit  for  the  sum 
paid  by  him  in  manner  aforesaid  to  Mr.  Worthington. 
On  the  13th  day  of  December  instant  we  again  met  and 
said  Mr.  Smith  also  attended  and  proposed  if  the  city 

Auteiuent.  would  make  him  an  abatement  of  £232,  being  the  loss 
sustained  by  him  in  not  receiving  any  tithes  out  of  the 
three  townlands,  though  they  were    included    in    the 

^7me"t.^'  settling  made  by  your  honours,  that  he  would  pay  the 
balance  in  manner  following,  that  is  to  say,  £100  in 


Report. 
Smith. 


Te«hdowe 
tithen. 

Worthing- 
toa. 


Sums 
paid. 


Kent  and 
arrears. 


BTtBLIN    ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780.  101 

Koiixxiii.A.  three  months,  and  the  remainder  at  £100  per  year  and  i^*^- 
™*  security,  and  surrender  the  premises.   -Whereupon  your  surrender, 

committee  agreed  to  accept  of  £300  from  Mr.  Smith,  Agreement 
£100  to  be  paid  in  three  months,  and  the  remaining  payment- 
£200  in  one  and  two  years  and  to  give  security  to  be 
approved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor.' 

It  was   thereupon    granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  the  said  James 
Smith  having  entered  into  security  to  pay  the  sum  of  l^^^. 
£300  within  reported  in  the  periods  within  specified, 
upon  condition  that  the  said  James  Smith  gives  a 
surrender  of  said  tithes  forthwith  under  his  hand,  that 
upon    his    giving    such     surrender,    the    tithes    of  [J{»"«"<*®' 
Taghdowe  to  be  forthwith  advertized    to    be    set   by  TagSdowe. 
public  cant  by  the  committee  and  the  taker  be  obliged  Pubuccaut 
to  give  satisfactory  security  for  the  payment  of  the 
future  rent. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  of  city  leases  to  whom  the  petition  of  Robert  ^^y  *••^• 
Qraydon,  Henry  Morris,  and  Andrew  Young,  executors  2j^^^°' 
of  John  Gillmer  deceased,  was  referred,  have  made  the  Z?!^'' 

'  '  Oillmer, 

annexed  report  of  the  3rd  December,  1779.  deceased. 

*  We,     to    whom    the     above    petition    has    been  Report, 
referred  and  who  were   empowered   to    calculate  the 
fines  for  renewal  and  the  interest  on  said  fines  and  Fines, 
which    were    to    be    paid    by    the    petitioners     on 
getting    a   renewal,    met   on   the   occasion   and    find 
the   fines   and   interest   thereof   amount   to   the   sum  sum. 
of    £40  198.  2Jd.,    as    by    the    annexed   account   to 
which  we  refer  may  appear.    We  also  find  that  the 
said  John  Gillmer,  the  surviving  life,  died  in  Geneva  john 
in  Switzerland,  when  he  went  there  for  the  benefit  of  aied^in' 
his  health  and  that  therefore  it  would  be  a  hardship  g^^»«'- 
on  his  representatives  to  be  debarred  from  receiving  an 
interest  which  they  expected  to  have  in  perpetuity,  from 
which  circumstances  your  committee  are  of  opinion  and 


102  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1780. 

1780.  do   recommend    that   a   renewal   be    granted   to   the  eou  xxm  i 

uase.         petitioners  of  the  premises  for  the  lives  in  their  petition  "* 

set  forth,  they  paying  the  rents,  fines  for  renewal  and  »-  a. 

interest  above  specified,  and  paying  ofif  all  rent  to  the 

time  of  granting  such  renewal.' 
Order.  It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con- 

firmed and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  such 
Renewal,     reucwal,  as  is  thereby  recommended,  be  prepared  and 

laid  before  Mr.  Recorder  for  his  opinion  and  put  under 
City  seal     the  city  seal  and  given  to  the  petitioners  on  their  paying 

off  all  rent  and  fines  by  said  report  recommended. 
^^^;         [10.]  Richard  Gladwell  on  behalf  of  the   commis- 
^Ti^.^'    sioners  for  paving,  setting  forth  that  the  committee  v>ho 

were  empowered  to  meet  a  committee  from  the  paving 

corporation,  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  3rd 

December,  1779. 
Report.  *  We,  the  committee  who  were  empowered  to  meet  a 

committee  from  the  paving  corporation  in  order  to 
Demanda     Settle  the  dcmauds  claimed  by  the  said  commissioners 

for  paTiog. 

for  paving  and  also  to  compound  with  said  corporation 

and  for  other  purposes,  inform  your  honours  that  we 

met  a  committee  from  the  commissioners  for  paving 

at  the  time  within  specified  and  did  agree  with  said 

Payment     committce   to    pay  them    the    sums    in   the    annexed 

resolutions  set  forth  and  including  the  respective  times 

therein  also  set  forth.' 

Order.  ATud  the   Said  committee,  praying  to  confirm  the 

said  report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly: 

it  was  thereupon  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 

I'ayinont.     OH   the   Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  treasurer  of 

the  comruissioners  for  the  corporation  of  paving  the 

sum  of  £600,  in  lieu  of  every  demand  they  may  have 

against  the  corporation  of  the  city  to  and  for  the  12th 

Paving,       day  of  December  last,  including  the  demand  for  paving 

g^j„t         Saint  Stephen's  Green,  and  that  the  said  treasurer  be 

?/iSi!"'     also  paid  the  further  sum  for  the  year  ending  the  12th 


DUBLIK   ASSEMBLY  KOLL,    1780.  108 


Sou 


^uxxula.  day  of  December  next,  by  two  half  yearly  pajnnents,  itw. 

the  same  to  be  in  full  of  all  demands  that  the  commis-  ^^^^!^r« 
sioners  for  paving  can  have  or  claim  against  the  city 
to  that  time,  to  be  paid  by  the  city  treasurer  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant  and  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons  [praying]  for  freedom  Fnuicw*^ 
to  John  Forbes,  esquire,  member  in  parliament  for  the  John 
borough  of  Eatoath :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  gratis  J|^J;J^ 
unanimously,  for  the  reasons  in  the  petition  set  forth. 

[12.]  William   Worthington,    esquire,    praying    for  Worthing, 
leave  to  surrender  Arundel  court :  whereupon  it  was  ^^^ 
ordered,  that  a  surrender  of  the  premises  be  accepted  sorrender. 
of  and  that  the  same  be  forthwith  advertized  to  be  set 
by  public  cant  by  the  committee  of  city  leases. 

[13.]  Certain  of  the   commons,  setting  forth  that  in 
consequence  of  the  parliament  having  omitted  to  grant  ^"J^^J* 
m.3  6.        the  usual  aid  for  carrying  on  the  Ballast  Office  wall,  BaiiHsi 

"  Office 

that  most  useful  work  is  obliged  to  be  discontinued,  ^•^^ 
they  therefore  pray  your  Lordship  and  honours  will 
renew  your  application  to  parliament  for  aid  towards  JiJuimea. 
carrying  on  said  walls :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
a  petition  be  prepared  by  the  Ballast  Office  committee 
with   the   assistance   of  Mr.  Recorder,  put  under  the  Recorder, 
city  seal,  and  presented  to  the  honourable  house  of  city  mai. 
commons  for  aid  to  carry  on  the  Ballast  Office  wall. 

[14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  appoint  a  oiffard, 

commis- 

commissioner  for  paving  in  the  room  of  Mr.  Eobert  •*oner  of 
Hutton,  deceased:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
commons  do  proceed  to  the  election  of  one  of  the 
commons  to  be  of  the  corporation  of  paving  in  this 
city,  in  the  room  of  Mr.  Robert  Hutton,  deceased: — -uS^^. 
Mr.  Giffard. 

[15.]  Mary  and  Martha  Cooke,  daughters  and  heirs  cooke. 
at  law  of  alderman  Thomas  Cooke,  deceased,  praying 
a  renewal  of  a  piece  of  ground  in  James's  street  by  Renewal 
adding  the  life  of  Samuel   Thomas  Cooke  Weldon,  "treet 


104  DUBtri^    ASSEMBtY  EOLL,    l780. 

1780.  esquire,  in  the  room  of  Thomas  Cooke,  deceased:  EoiixxiiLA. 
whereupon  it  'was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  °** 
the  within  petition. 
?p^inted  [16.]  George  Bury,  praying  to  be  appointed  weigh- 
niMter.  master  of  the  crane  of  Booter  lane :  it  was  thereupon 
crane!"  *°*  Ordered,  that  the  within  named  George  Bury  be  and 
is  hereby  appointed  weigh-master  during  good 
behaviour,  agreeable  to  act  of  parliament,  that  he  have 
an  appointment  under  the  city  seal  and  enter  into  a 
bond  before  the  Lord  Mayor  with  sufficient  security 
conditioned  for  the  true  and  faithful  execution  of  his 
office,  that  the  said  George  Bury  do  at  his  own  expense 
provide  a  convenient  weigh-house,  and  also  beams, 
scales,  weights,  branding  irons,  and  other  necessaries, 
and  that  the  place  for  keeping  such  weigh-house  shall 
be  approved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor,  said  security  to  be 
entered  into  in  ten  days  from  this  date  or  this  order 
to  be  void. 
SS^,™"^*"  [17.]  Thomas  Knox,  mace  bearer  and  officer  of 
commons,  praying  to  be  continued  at  his  augmented 
salary:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  according  to  the 
prayer  of  the  petition  for  one  year  ending  next 
Christmas  assembly  1781. 
ofliew^to.  [18-]  Henry  Eoe,  praying  to  be  continued  gaoler  of 
Newgate:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above 
named  Henry  Roe  be  continued  gaoler  of  Newgate  for 
one  year  ending  next  Christmas  assembly  1781,  upon 
his  giving  such  security  for  indemnifying  the  city  from 
all  escapes  and  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties 
of  that  office,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall 
approve,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  ten  days  from  m.  2. 
this  date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to 
be  void,  and  in  such  case  the  right  honourable  the 
Lord  Mayor  be  requested  to  convene  a  post  assembly 
to  appoint  a  proper  person  to  be  gaoler  of  Newgate. 
ID  the  room  of  the  said  Henry  Roe. 


continued. 


c«»ntinue(L 


t)TTBLIK   ASSClfBLT  ROLL,    l780.  105 

Roii  rxiif JL      [19.]  Robert   Hargrave,   praying    to  be   continued  i7». 

sergeant  at  mace  of  the  said  city:  whereupon  it  was  ser/«antat 

mace, 

ordered,  that  the  within  named  Bobert  Hargrave  be  contina«d. 
and  is  hereby  continued  one  of  the  sergeants  at  mace 
of  the  said  city  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding 
one  j^ear  ending  next  Christmas  assembly  1781,  he 
giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the 
duties  of  said  office  and  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace 
as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date 
or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[20.]  Francis  Gibbons,  praying  for  some  emolument  oibbtma. 
to  his  salary :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  saiary. 
treasurer   do   pay  the  Lord   Mayor   the   sum    of  five  Jj"^*^^ 
guineas,  to  be  by  him  distributed  among  such  persons 
at  the  market  house,  as  shall   appear  to  him  most  JJ^J^!^ 
beneficial  in  detecting  frauds. 

[21.]  Eobert  Mathews,  inspector  of  the   pavements,  Mathew*. 
etc.,    praying    usual    allowance :    whereupon    it    was  ^t^meite^ 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  Payment. 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £5. 

[22.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the  g^^j!^* 
Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly  the  19th  January, 
1780. 

*  Your  committee,  since  their  last  report   to  your  Report, 
honours,  finished  the  building  of  the  153  feet  of  the 
new  wall  which  they  began  last  summer,  they  also  ^JJ^/*"- 
continued  the  repairs  of  the  piles  and  gabbards.  cabbardd. 

*Your  committee  beg  leave  to  represent  to  your 
lionours,  that  they  are  very  much  concerned  at  the 
obstruction  to  the  navigation  of  the  harbour,  which  is  Naviffntion 

of  barbonr. 

occasioned  by  the  sand  and  gravel  brought  down  the  *^^^^f"^ 
river  Dodder  by  the  mountain  floods  into  the  river  Dodder. 
Liffey,  which  forms  such  shoals  at  Rings  End  point  usey. 
and  the  Block  house,  as  prevent  many  ships  coming  ^^j^j**"**- 
up  to  the  quays  except  at  spring  tides,  which  is  a  very  ^^'^•*' 


106  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1780. 

17W).  great  injury  to  the  trade  of  this  city  and  the  poorer  S?t.""*^ 

3°V"-        inhabitants  are  greatly  distressed  for  want  of  coals, 

T^Seof     the  price  of  which  is  often  much  enhanced  by  the  delay 

oSi*        of  getting  over  those  shoals.    We  therefore  recommend 

to  your  honours  to  present  a  petition  to  parliament,  to 

pray  to  be  empowered  to  change  the  course  of  the  river 

Dodder,  so  that  it  may  empty  itself  to  the  southward 

of  Rings  End  church,  by  which  the  sand  and  gravel 

brought  down  will  not  be  any  prejudice  to  the  channel. 

*  Your  committee   also   beg   leave   to   inform  your«»-2*- 

Sutton.       honours,  that  George  Sutton,  esquire,  a  member  of  this 

committee  has  been  extremely  attentive  to  the  business 

of  this  office  for  a  considerable  time  past  and  that  he 

JdTO^.      advanced  money  last  summer  (when  there  was  not  cash 

Mountain     in  the  offlce)  to  pay  the  stone-cutters  for  the  mountain 

stones.  ^  *r   J 

stones  used  in  building  the  new  wall,  which  was  a  great     . 

benefit  to  the  office,  as  it  was  owing  to  paying  ready 

money,  that  they  procured  those  stones  so  much  cheaper 

than  formerly.      We  therefore  came  to  the  following 

iie«)intion.  resolutiou  on  the  8th  of  December  last.' 

'''***°^**  "Resolved,  that  the   thanks   of   this    committee  be 

sut^       presented   to    George    Sutton,    esquire,    for   his  very 

laudable  attention  to  the  interest  of  the  works  carried 

on  by  this  committee,  his  close  attendance,  and  the 

advance  of  money  in  support  of  the  works." 

CMh.  « ^n  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 

BaJance.      we  have   examined   and  find   there  is   a   balance  of 

Hart.        £4,530  2s.  4id.,  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Henry  Hart, 

Ballast    Master,    on    the    Ballast    Office    fund    and 

£4,102  14s.  4d.,  overpaid  by  him  on  accoiint  of  the 

public  money,  all  which  is  humbl)'  submitted  to  your 

honours. 

'  Signed  by  seven  of  the  committee.* 

Ballast  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  13th  day 

Office  '^ 

accounts,     of  October  last  inclusive,  to  the  19th  day  of  January, 
1780,  exclusive. 


DUBLIN   ASSEUBLT  BOLL,   1780. 


107 


Uoll  xxiii.A 

m.  2  6.                                                                Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

To  balance  of  last  quarterns  abstract 

s. 
.    4629    1 

1790. 

d.  Ballast 
_    OlBce 
^    accounts. 

To  cash  received  since 

881    5 

6 

£5,510    6 

9 

Per  contra,  Or. 

£     6. 

d. 

By  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast                    ,. 

,      157  13 

0 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

96    9 

2 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

.      150  13 

0 

By  cash  paid  for  building  and  repairing  gabbards 

.      383    OIU 

By  cash  "paAd  rent  and  contingencies 

.       90  13 

3 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse   . . 

.       92  14 

3 

By  cash  paid  interest 

- 

By  balance 

.    4530    2 

4* 

£5,510  6 

9 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

£     s. 

d. 

To  cash  received  at  his  majesty's  treasury 

.       485    0 

0 

To  balance  overpaid  on  the  pier 

.    4102  14 

4 

£4,587    14 

4 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

£     8. 

d. 

By  balance  overpaid  the  last  quarter  on  the  pier 

.    4250  10 

6 

By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier. . 

.      336  14  11 

£4,587  14 

4 

21st  January,  1780. 
m.  i.|  Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  order, 

an  act  of  assembly  and  the  committee  continued  and 
to  proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper,  that  a  petition  Petition  to 
be  prepared  by  Mr.  Recorder,  put  under  the  city  seal,  ^JJ*^","* 
and  presented  to  the  house  of  commons  for  the  purposes 
in  the  said  report  mentioned,  and  that  the  thanks  of  ]^"5{j»<>'  • 
the  corporation  of  the  city  of  Dublin  be  presented  by  to3SS?g!r" 
the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  to  George  Sutton,  esquire,  ^^*^**- 
for  his  particular  services  and  extraordinary  attention 
he  has  given  fo  the  affairs  of  the  Ballast  Office,  by 


108  DXT^LIK   ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1780. 

1780.  which  that  establishment  has  evidently  received  very  boU  xniiA. 

considerable  advantages,  and  that  the  commons  do  name 
Hutton,      one  of  the  commons  in  the  room  of  Robert  Hutton, 

ceoea8«d. 

deceased. 
Myier.  [One  of  the  commons] :  Mr.  Myler. 

Fraiichiw.       1780.  January  21. — Admissions  to  franchise.  f.  r. 

B.ioa 
SSS.  1780.  January  21. — Declarations  and  signatures.       c.a. 

1780.  February  21.— Post  Assembly.  in-i. 

Head^ofa       j-j  j  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  heads 
roLiract.    of  a  bill  to  amend  an  act  intitled  an  act  for  making 
Dublin.       and  amending  public  roads  in  the  county  of  Dublin, 
for  regulating,  applotting,  and  levying  money  of  the 
c(junly  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  been  brought  into 
Smmoui.    the  house  of  commons,  which  bill  if  carried  into  a  Taw, 
your  petitioners  conceive,  would  be  extremely  injurious 
to  the  citizens  of  this  city  in  general  and  an  encroach- 
PriviiftxM^  ment  on  the  privileges  of  the  corporation.    And  the 
*»<>°-  said  commons,  praying  to  take  the  premises  into  con- 

sideration and  conceive  such  order  therein  as  to  your 
honours  shall  seem  meet:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
hou^^Jf***   that  a  petition  be  prepared,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and 
c?S*»«3!'    presented  to  the  house  of  commons,  praying  that  the 
said  heads  of  a  bill  may  be  opposed  in  all  its  stages 
from  being  carried  into  a  law  under  the  direction  of 
the  parliamentary  committee. — Allowed  unanimously. 
[2.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  that  a  petition 
be  prepared,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  presented  to 
^\Mi^lhe  ^^®  house  of  commons,  to  oppose  heads  of  a  bill  for 
SSSSm       regulating  the  stage  in  the  city  and  county  of  Dublin : 
ho^*2l*°   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  a  petition  be  prepared, 
coiuinous.    p^t  ijiider  the  city  seal,  and  presented  to  the  house  of 
commons,  praying  that  said  heads  of  a  bill  may  not  be 
carried  into  a  law  and  that  the  city  may  be  heard  by 
couunei.      their  counsel  against  the  said  heads  of  a  bill  under 
the  direction  of  the  parliamentary  committee. 


m.  If 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1780.  109 

E..nxxifi.i,     1780.  March  1.— Post  Assembly.  ^^ 

[1.]  Certain    of   the    commons,    setting    forth    that 
Thomas  Butler  of  the  city  of  Kilkenny,  esquire,  and  |?ik;;;,y. 
other  flour  millers  have  filed   their   bill   against   the  muilS* 
corporation  of  the  city  of  Dublin  for  an  injunction  to 
stop  the  collection  of  toll  on  flour,  to  which  it  will  be  aoir*" 
necessary  to  put  in  an  answer,  that  an  answer  has  been 
prepared  by  Mr.  Recorder  for  that  purpose,  they  there- 
fore pray  that  the  said  answer  may  stand  the  answer  aiiUr. 
of    this    city,    put   under    the    city    seal,    and    filed  c»«y  »^' 
accordingly:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  according  to 
the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

1780.  March  6.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the  management  of 
tolls  and  customs  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  tho  J^^^^^^, 
1st  March,  1780. 

*  We,  the  committee    appointed    for    inspecting   the  Report. 
management    of    tolls    and    customs,    inform    your 
honours,    that    a    bill    having    been    filed    against 
the    city    by    Thomas    Butler,    esquire,    and    others  Butier. 
for  an   injunction   to  stop   the   collection  of   toll   on  Jour!^" 
flour,  a  post  assembly  was  convened  to  affix  the  city 
seal  to  the  city's  answer  thereto,  which  was  prepared 
by  the  city  law  agent  on  the  1st  day  of  March  instant, 
and  your  committee  with  others  having  met  on  that 
business,  the  chief  magistrate  laid  before  us  a  letter  otlirand*" 
received  by  him  from  messieurs  Frederick  Geale,  John  ''*^^™ 
Montgomery,  and  Joshua  and  Eobert  Clibborne,  dated 
29th  February  last,  wherein  they  declare  that  they  are 
authorized  on  behalf  of  the  several  employers  to  settle 
the  difference  between  them  and  the  city  amicably,  by 
your  honours  acquiescing  to  have  the  toll  agreed  on  to  '^^^  ^*® 
be  paid,  videlicet,  Ifd.,  per  bag,  to  commence  from  the 
29th  day  of  March,  instead  of  the  29th  September  last, 


110  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1780. 

17^  and  that  all  toll  taken  by  the  city  during  that  period  roh 

Pftcton.  giiouid  be  allowed  to  the  several  factors  in  their  first  "^ 
payments  and  also  promising  on  the  part  of  the 
gentlemen  who  filed  the  above  mentioned  bill,  that 
nothing  further  should  be  done  therein,  until  your 
honours  should  have  an  opportunity  to  meet  and 
determine  on  the  subject,  and  expecting  on  the  city's 
part,  that  in  the  meantime,  orders  should  be  given  to 

Toll.  the  city  officers  to  desist  from  taking  toll,  and  should 

said  treaty  by  any  accident  break  oflF,  holding  them-  »•  i  <?• 
selves  accountable  for  the  toll  that  would  be  taken  on 
the   flour   of   their   employers    during   such   time   of 

Letter.  suspensc.  Your  committee  took  said  letter  into  mature 
consideration  and  to  shew  the  good  disposition  of  the 
city  towards  the  flour  factors  of  this  kingdom,  and  to 
avoid  any  future  contention  or  litigation,  do  recommend 

^i^'oe.  that  the  import  of  the.  said  letter  be  complied  with, 
although  to  the  loss  and  disadvantage  of  the  corporation, 
provided  the  said  several  millers,  for  whom  the  said 

Agreement  gentlemen  are  concerned  as  factors,  do  sign  the  agree- 
ment prepared  for  that  purpose,  and  pay  the  sums 
mentioned  in  said  letter  from  time  to  time  and  also  use 

Parliament  their  interest  in  parliament  assisted  by  the  corporation 
to  carry  said  proposition  and  agreement  into  a  law, 
and  provided  this  agreement  will  not  extend  to  any  of 
the  millers  who  will  not  acquiesce  to  the  terms  and 
give  their  assistance  in  manner  therein  specified/ 

Order.  And  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said 

report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly: 
it  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  upon  the  con- 
ditions and  provisoes  in  said  report  set  forth  and 
recommended. 

'  James  Hamilton.  —  Ben  j  amin  Geale.  —  Thomas 
Blackall.  —  Henry  Bevan.  —  Henry  Hart.  —  Francis 
Fetherston. — John  Darragh. — ^Nath^niel  Warren. — 
William  Alexander.' 


XXUIA. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780.  Ill 

BoOxziiLA.      1780.  April  7.— Second  Friday  after  Easter.  ^  i7». 

[1.]  "We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  Btocuonof 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  alderman  ^vor. 
Killner  Swettenham  to  serve  in  the  place  or  office  of 
Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  com- 
mencing from  Michaelmas  next,  and  do  hereby  return 
the  said  Killner  Swettenham  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and 
Commons  of  the  said  city  for  your  approbation. 

"  James  Hamilton,  Lord  Mayor." 
"  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of  Dublin 
in  common  council  assembled,  have  this  day  approved 
by  ballot  of  alderman  Killner  Swettenham  to  serve  in  swettwi* 

'^  ham. 

the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  J®"^^ 
year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next. 

"  William  James,  John  Exshaw,  Sheriffs." 
[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot 
nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city,  ^^^^^ 
resident  within  the  said  city  or  liberties  adjoining 
thereto,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal  estate 
in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000  sterling,  over  and  above 
all  his  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  Thomas  Andrews  of 
the  Coomb  brewer,  Samuel  Reed  of  Cook  street 
carpenter,  John  Sutton  of  Stafford  street  merchant, 
William  Wilson  of  Dame  street  merchant,  William 
Wallace  of  Bridge  street  merchant,  Thomas  Fleming 
of  Smock  alley  stationer,  William  Kilbee  of  Jervis  street 
cooper,  and  Daniel  Marston  of  Abbey  street  merchant, 
as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the 
said  city,  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with  the 
additions  of  the  said  eight  persons  to  you  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  aldermen  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your 
electing  two  of  the  said  persons  to  be  Sheriffs  of  the 
said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas 
next. 

"  William  James,  John  Exshaw,  Sheriffs." 

1  £a8t9r  day,  26  March,  1780 


m.  11  b. 


112 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780. 


1780. 

Election. 

SnttoB. 

MnrstoD, 

Sheriffs. 


Franchise. 


Biirr>' 
Yelvertou.i 


Answer. 


City  pipe 
water. 


Beport. 

Collectors. 
Tax. 

Walker. 

Cave. 

HouseB. 
Mains. 


Sums  un- 
collected. 


"We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of  rou xriii.a 

the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot  John  ^ 

Sutton  of  Stafford  street  merchant  and  Daniel  Marston 

of  Abbey  street   merchant,   out  of   the   eight  persons 

returned  to  us  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons,  as  fit 

persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city 

for  the  ensuing   year   commencing   from  Michaelmas 

next. 

**  James  Hamilton,  Lord  Mayor." 

[3.]  "  Resolved  by  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons, 
and  citizens  that  the  freedom  of  this  city,  this  day 
granted  to  Barry  Yelverton,  esquire,  be  presented  to 
him  in  the  most  respectful  manner  by  the  Lord  Mayor 
and  Sheriffs,  and  that  the  same  with  his  answer  thereto 
be  printed  in  the  public  papers." 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  with 
water  have  made  the  annexed  report,  videlicet. 

*  We,  the  committee  for  better  supplying  the  city  with 
pipe  water,  have  since  our  last  report  to  your  honours 
attended  very  carefully  to  the  business  to  us  committed,  m.  lo 
Your  collectors,  in  the  course  of  our  proceedings, 
having  informed  us  that  several  persons  refused  paying 
the  pipe  water  tax,  on  account  of  not  being  supplied 
with  water,  or  of  mains  not  having  been  laid  before 
their  houses ;  whereupon  we  ordered,  that  messieurs  Gee 
and  Walker,  the  overseers,  should  attend  the  collectors 
in  their  respective  divisions  and  point  out  to  them  where 
mains  were  laid  in  the  several  streets  and  where  not, 
and  that  said  collectors  should  return  to  messieurs  Cave 
a  list  of  the  houses  before  which  mains  were  not  laid. 
Your  committee  finding  that  the  collectors  or  some  of 
them  were  very  backward  in  making  their  collections 
good,  and  that  large  sums  appeared  uncollected  w^hich 
were  collectable,  we  therefore  resolved  that  such  of  the 
collectors,  who  did  not  or  should  not  on  or  before  the 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1780.  113 

Rou  zxiiLA.  25th  day  of  March  last,  collect  the  amount  of  their  irw. 
books  or  such  part  thereof  as  were  collectable,  should 
not  get  new  books,  and  in  that  case  to  abide  the  deter-  Book*, 
mination  of  your  committee,  whether  to  be  continued 
longer  in  their  collections  or  not. 

'  The  chief  magistrate  having  laid  before  us  a  letter 
from    Mr.   Baggs,   secretary  to    the    Grand    Canal  Bagv*. 
company,  requesting  a  warrant  for  one  year's  ten  per  c*«ai. 
cent,  on  the  gross  revenue  of  the  pipe  water  for  the  ^^^'' 
year  ending  the  25th  day  of  March,  1779,  we  ordered 
that  an  answer  should  be  sent  to  said  letter  informing 
Mr.  Baggs  that  his  requisition  should  be  complied  with 
when  the  accounts  for  that  year  had  been  settled. 

*Your  committee  finding,  that  notwithstanding  the 
precautions  by  them  used  in  urging  the  collection  of  collection 
the  taxes,  that  some  of  the  collectors  were  inattentive 
to  our  directions,  ordered  that  they  should  call  on  the 
following  gentlemen  in  our  name  and  to  request  that  oeutiemen 
they,  would  appoint  a  time  to  go  with  the  collectors  to  ooifeetow. 
the  several  houses  in  their  respective  parishes  returned  2?"^**"* 
in  arrear,  that  thereby  we  could  the  better  be  enabled 
to   judge   of   the   authenticity  of   their  said   returns, 
videlicet. 

*  St.  Andrew's  parish.  Mr.  Myler,  Mr.  Home,  Mr.  Parishos. 
Maher. 

*  St.  Ann's  parish.  Mr.  Tomlinson,  Mr.  Witherington. 

*  St.  Audoen's  parish.  Mr.  Worthington,  Mr.  Bolton. 
'St.  Bride's  parish.  Mr.  M*Cready,  Mr.  Davis. 

'  St.  Catherine's  parish.  Mr.  Bloxham,  Mr.  Andrews. 

*  St.  James's  parish.  Mr.  Manders. 

*  St.  John's  parish.  Mr.  Fleming,  Mr.  Smith. 

*  St.  Mark's  parish.  Mr.  Pemberton,  Mr.  Sherwood. 

*  St,  Mary's  parish.  Mr.  Howison,  Mr.  J.  Sutton,  Mr. 
Moncrieffe. 

'  St.  Michael's  parish.    Mr.  Reed,  Mr.  Norton,  Mr. 
Mulhem. 

VOL.  xui.  J 


114         DUBLIK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,  1780. 

I7W.  *  St.  Nicholas  within  parish.  Mr.  Ward,  Mr.  Grumley.  bor  »dii.  a. 

p«f»he..        » St.  Paul's  parish.  Mr.  Burrowes,  Mr.  J.  Wilson, 

*  St.  Peter's  parish.  Mr.  John  Jones,  Mr.  Reilly. 

*  St.  Thomas's  parish.  Mr.  Vierpyl,  Mr.  Cock. 

*  St.  Werburgh's  parish.  Mr.  Tudor,  Mr.  Locker. 

*  Your  committee  recommend  to  your  honours,  that  m.  lo  h. 
inasmuch  as  there   is   a   great  probability  from  the 

NeffiiseiMe  negligence  heretofore  experienced  in  the  collection  of 
the  taxes  owing  as  apprehended  to  the  inattention  of 
some  of  the  persons  employed,  they  be  empowered  to 

cnnection  employ  one  or  more  person  or  persons  to  collect  such 
arrears  as  shall  appear  duo  the  1st  day  of  May  next, 
as  thereby  it  may  cause  an  emulation  amongst  the 
collectors,  which  would  be  productive  of  infinite  service 
to  the  corporation. 

*Your  committee  further  inform  your  honours,  that 

worka.  from  the  heavy  works  carrying  on  and  necessary  to 
be  carried  on,  we  are  of  opinion  that  a  sum  of  £2,000, 

I'OM*.  must  be  necessarily  borrowed  in  carrying  on  and 
completing  said  works,  which  sum  we  recommend  to 
be  borrowed  forthwith.' 

ort«''-  And  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said 

report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly:  it  was 
thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed 
and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  committee  con- 
tinued, and  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper,  that 

Loan.  the  committee  be  also  empowered  to  borrow  the  sum 
recommended  by  the  within  report  at  legal  interest 
towards  carrying  on  the  pipe  water  works  and  also  to 
carry  into  execution  the  other  matters  therein  recom- 
mended. 
[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

CityieasM.  committee  for  inspecting  city  leases  near  expiring 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  31st  day  of  March, 
1780. 

Report  'We,  the  committee  for  inspecting  city  leases  near 


DUBLIK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,  1780.         115 

Bonxxiii.A-  expiring,  who  were  empowered  to  set  by  public  cant  the  1790. 

"*      '      tithes  of   Taghdowe,    inform   your   honours   that   in  T^^^^''* 
pursuance  of    the    powers    vested    in  us,  we  caused 
advertizements  to  be  inserted  in  the  public  papers  for 
the  purpose  of  setting  the  same,  and  on  the  31st  day 
of  March  instant,  we  set  up  the  city's  right  to  the  City'tright. 
said  tithes  with  the  appurtenances  thereunto  belonging 
for  the  term  of  21  years  to  be  computed  from  the  26th 
of  said  month,  and  several  persons  having  attended  and 
bid  on  said  cant  and  Mr.  James  Corcoran  having  bid  coiw>r»D. 
the  yearly   rent  of  £130  for  the  same,  in  trust  for  E«nt 
messieurs  James  Swords   and   Leonard    Phepoe,  was  sworda. 
declared  the  highest  bidder  and  purchaser  thereof,  and 
said  Swords  and  Phepoe  made  the  usual  deposit  of  a 
year's  rent,  which  is  to  be  returned  to  them  on  their 
executing  leases  and  which  was  agreed  to  be  done  on  L«a«w. 

m.  9.  or  before  the  1st  day  of  May  next  or  the  deposit  to  be 

forfeited, 

*  On  the  same  day  your  committee  also  proceeded  to 

set  seven  stalls  in  Newhall  market  lately  in  the  posses-  Newhaii 
sion  of  George  Lodge,  for  the  term  of  three  years  to  *»t-iHs. 

Lodge. 

commence  from  the  25th  day  of  March  aforesaid,  rent 
to  be  paid  quarterly,  and  Mr.  Douglass  Howell  having  Howeii. 
bid  the  rent  of  £30,  and  no  person  having  bid  more, 
he  was  declared  the  highest  bidder,  who  at  the  same 
time  made  the  usual  deposit  of  a  year's  rent  and  is  to  B«nt. 
be  returned  to  him  on  the  execution  of  leases,  which  ^«a*«8- 
must  be  done  on  or  before  the  1st  of  May  next  or  the 
deposit  forfeited. 

*  We  further  beg  leave  to  inform  you,  that  we  have 
caused  some  lots  in  Arundel  court,  lately  surrendered  Anindei 

'  •'  court. 

by  William  Worthington,  esquire,  to  be  advertized  to  JJ^*^^^"**^" 
be  set  by  public  cant  and  attended  for  that  purpose  two  pubiiccant. 
several  days,  but  no  bidders  attended  on  either  of  the 
days,  therefore  your  committee  recommend  that  the  surrender. 
part  unset  be  set  in  the  gross  as  soon  as  possible  to 


116  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1780. 

1780.  save  the  heavy  expense  attending  advertising  and  other  2;>^|^*"* 

matters.' 
Order.  It  was  thercupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con- 

Leases,  firmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  leases 
be  forthwith  prepared  to  be  executed  by  the  within 
ph?J^.  named  Christopher  Swords  and  Leonard  Phepoe  on 
their  giving  security  to  pay  the  rent  reserved  agreeable 
to  the  terms  of  the  cant,  and  that  leases  be  also  prepared 
Howell.  for  the  within  Douglas  Howell  of  the  stalls,  and  that 
the  committee  be  also  empowered  to  set  the  unset  ground 
in  Arundel  court  to  the  best  advantage  for  the  cor- 
poration. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
Duty  of  committee  for  enquiring  into  the  duty  of  inferior  city 
oA^rs       officers  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  3rd  day 

of  April,  1780. 

iteport.  *We,  the  committee  for  enquiring  into  the  duty  of 

inferior  city  officers  and  who  are  empowered  to  report 

to  your  honours  such  regulations  as  from  time  to  time 

should  appear,  inform  your  honours   that   a  petition 

Mecnm,      agaiust  Joshua  Mecum,  keeper  of   Bridewell,  having 

BriSeweu.    bocn  referred  to  us,  we  met  on  the  occasion  and  took 

the  subject  matter  therein  into  consideration,  and  the 

charges  therein  set  forth  not  having  been  supported, 

no  person  appearing    for    that    purpose,  we  were  of 

Acquitted,   opiuiou  that  hc  be  acquitted  of  any  misconduct  in  that 

respect. 

compuinfci      'Daily    complaints     having    been    made    against 

Slants  at  Serjeants  at  mace  by  the  persons  who  employ  them  to 

execute  the  process  of  the  city  court,  also  by  the  chief 

magistrate  for  not  attending  him  in  his  perambulations, 

as  also  against  persons  who  take  upon  them  to  execute  m.9  6. 

the  process  not  being  qualified  so  to  do,  we  ordered 

they  should  be   summoned  to   attend  us  on  the  16th 

instant,    but    none    attended,    except   the    following, 

Hargrave.    vidcHcet,  Eobert  Hargrave,  who  we  find  attends  the 


DtJBLiN   ASSEMBLY  EOLL,   1780.  117 

Boiixxiu.A.  chief  magistrate  and  against  whom  no  complaint  was  1790. 

preferred,  John  M'Elroy  whose  attendance  on  the  chief  M-Eiroy. 
magistrate  was    dispensed  with,  it    appearing  to   his 
lordship  that  he  had  been  unwell  and  confined  to  his 
bed  for  some  time,  Thomas  Massey  against  whom  we  Massey. 
find  several  complaints  exclusive  of  his  not  attending 
the  chief  magistrate,  wherefore  we  ordered  he  should 
stand  suspended  until  the  next  assembly,  Paul  Orpin  orpin. 
against  whom  the  Town  Clerk  has  complained  for  not 
withdrawing  any  action  since  he  was  sworn  into  ofi5ce. 
We  also  inform  your  honours,  that  John  Giles,  against  Giles, 
whom  daily  complaints  are  made,  as  well  for  permitting 
almost  every  person  arrested  by  him  to  go  at  large, 
as  for  not  attending  the  chief  magistrate  regardless  of 
summons  or  any  order  made  or  of  the  different  attach- 
ments  for    contempt   which   issue    against   him    for 
suffering  persons  to  go  at  large  whom  he  arrests  on 
actions  out  of  the  Tholsel  court   on   receiving    some  '^^^^ 
pecuniary  or  other  gratuity  contrary  to  his  oath  and 
bond,  did  not  attend,  we  therefore  apprehend  he  is  not 
worthy  of  being  continued  in  office  longer,  and  that  his 
bail  should  be  called  on  to  indemnify  your  honours 
from  all  losses  on  account  of  such  his  misconduct.    We 
also  find  that  John  Bamett  and  David  Gass,  who  were  ^***- 
heretofore  Serjeants  at  mace  but  are  not  now,  take  upon 
them  to  execute  actions  as  if  they  had  been  really  in 
office,    for    which    we    apprehend    they    should    be 
prosecuted  by  the  city  for  imposing  on  the  public  under 
a  pretended  authority  from  your  honours. 

*  On  the  whole,  the  committee  are  of  opinion  that  the 
chief  magistrate  for  the  time  being,  whenever  com-  ^j^^^^ 
plaints  of  an  enormous  nature  should  appear  against  any 
of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  or  that  they  neglect  attending  sorjewitsat 
him  in  his  perambulation,  agreeable  to  acts  of  assembly, 
and  do  the  other  duties  laid  down  for  them  by  the 
corporation,  in  such  case  that  he  should  dismiss  such  Dismiwai. 


118  DtJBLIN    ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1780. 

1780.  person  or  persons  so  offending  and  employ  others  inj,*^'^""'- 

their  stead  until  the  assembly  following  and  longer, 
subject  to  your  honours'  approbation. 

*We  also  find  that  the  officers  in  general,  when  an 

Debtor.       unfortunate  debtor  is  arrested  by  them,  that  such  debtor 

Sponging-  is  couveyed  by  them  to  a  sponging-house,  where  they 
are  kept  oftentimes  several  days  before  their  friends  or 
relations  know  where  they  are,  and  that  in  such  spong- 

^'i™!^      ing-houses  considerable  sums  are  extorted  from  them  m. 

extorted,  *=» 

for  their  diet  and  lodging,  drink  and  keepers,  whereas 
if  the   Serjeant  committed   the  prisoner   to   the  city 

Marshaisea.  Marshalsea  (which  by  his  oath  and  bond  he  is  obliged 
to  do),  in  such  case  the  prisoner  would  be  treated  with 
humanity  and  would  have  an  opportunity  to  send  for 

Plaintiff,  the  plaintiff  and  either  compound  with  him  or  get  his 
demand  secured  or  pay  the  plaintiff  part  out  of  the 
money  extorted  from  him  during  his  confinement  in 
such  sponging-houses.' 

oraer.  ^j^d  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said 

report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly  and  that 

m'**'trate  ^^®  chicf  magistrate  be  empowered  from  time  to  time 
to  carry  the  matter  recommended  by  the  annexed  report 
into  execution  so  far  as  relates  to  appointing  persons 

^eantaatto  scrve  iu  the  office  of  Serjeants  at  mace  until  next 
assembly,  and  that  the  committee  be  empowered  and 
are  hereby  requested  to  suggest  some  mode  to  prevent 

Abuses.  the  abuses  complained  of  in  future  and  report  their 
opinion  thereon  to  the  next  assembly  or  to  a  post 
assembly  to  be  convened  for  that  purpose. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  aid  for  the 

»f^^^'     justices'  office:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 

Payment,    city  trcasuTcr  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  to 

Petherston.  aldcrmau  Francis  Fetherston,  treasurer  to  the  justices' 
office,  the  sum  of  £41  IBs.  7d. 

jiSTes's  f^'I  ^^®  parishioners  of   Saint  James's  parish  in 

parish.       vestry,  praying  that  the  expense,  that  may  in  future  be 


DT7BLIN   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1780.  119 

Eon  niiiji.  incurred  in  the  prosecution  of  Thomas  Hickey  and  1790, 
°  Bryan  Farrell  for  a  robbery,  may  be  defrayed  by  the  Hon^^ 

city:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  fmwil 
of   the   petition,    and   that   the   expense   thereof    not  Expea**. 
exceeding  thirty  guineas  be  paid  to  the  Lord  Mayor,  J^y^*- 
to  be  disposed  of  by  him  in  the  prosecution  of  said  >*•/<«• 
suit  in  such  manner  as  shall  seem  expedient  to  him 
for  the  purposes  in  the  said  petition  set  forth,  the  same 
to   be   paid   by  the  city  treasurer  on  his  Lordship's 
warrant  and  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[9.]  Benjamin  Taylor,  praying    to  be  paid  usual  Taylor, 
allowance  for  attending  grand  juries  and  summoning  JJ™* 
prosecutors    in    criminal    cases:    whereupon    it    was 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,   pay   the  petitioner   the   sum  of   £22   IBs.,  T^jmnu 
sterling,  in  consideration  of  the  trouble  set  forth  in 
the  above  petition, 
m  8&.  [10.]  Eichard  Gladwell,  collector  of  the  pipe  water  ^JSj^^'of 

revenue  for  the  fourth  division,  praying  to  be  con-  S^ewle*' 
tinned:  whereupon   it  was  ordered,  that  the  within 
named  Richard  Gladwell  be  and  is  hereby  continued  Continued, 
one  of  the  collectors  of  the  pipe  water  tax  in  the  fourth 
division  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  next  Easter  assembly  1781,  he  giving  such 
security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  socurity. 
said  office  and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer  all  such 
sums  of  money  as  he  shall  from  time  to  time  receive, 
said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from 
this  date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to 
be  void. 

[11.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  praying  to  be  paid  usual  Tmmbnii. 
allowance  for  making  out  the  weekly  assize  of  bread  ^^  <>' 
for  one  year:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  Payment, 
petitioner  the  sum  of  twenty  guineas.  Paiiin, 

.  [12.]  George  Pallin,  praying  to  be  appointed  one  of  SST^** 


120 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780. 


1780. 


Appoint- 
ment. 


Boswell, 
city  beadle, 
crier  of 
Tbolsel 
conrt 


Paymeut. 


BaUast 
Office. 


Report 


Files. 
Poolbeg. 


Light- 
house. 


Oabbords. 


Ballast. 


the  Serjeants  at  mace  for  the  city  of  Dublin :  whereupon  bou  uiiLA. 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  named  George  Pallin 
be  and  is  hereby  appointed  one  of  the  Serjeants  at 
mace  of  the  said  city  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not 
exceeding  one  year  ending  next  Easter  assembly  1781, 
he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of 
the  duties  of  said  ofSce  and  redelivery  of  the  silver 
mace,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve 
of,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from 
this  date  or  this  order  to  be  void. 

[13.]  Henry  Boswell,  praying  usual  allowance  to 
enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his  room:  whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  within  named  Henry 
Boswell,  one  of  the  city  beadles  and  crier  of  the 
Tholsel  court,  the  sum  of  £4,  to  enable  him  to  pay 
the  rent  of  his  room,  and  for  so  doing  this  with  his 
receipt  will  be  sufficient  to  have  the  same  allowed  in 
your  accounts. 

[14.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the  m-  7. 
Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  6th  April, 
1780. 

*Your  committee,  since  their  last  report,  continued 
the  usual  business  of  the  office  as  far  as  the  season 
would  permit,  it  will  be  necessary  to  attend  to  the 
repairs  of  the  piles  in  Poolbeg  the  ensuing  summer, 
they  are  in  very  bad  order,  occasioned  by  our  being 
obliged  to  employ  the  men,  who  usually  work  at  them, 
in  securing  the  foundation  of  the  lighthouse  for  a 
considerable  time. 

*  Your  committee  finding  some  of  their  gabbards  in 
such  bad  condition  as  not  to  be  worth  repairing  and 
the  business  of  the  office  requiring  more  gabbards  to* 
supply  the  demands  for  ballast,  we  published  an 
advertizement  to  receive  proposals  from  any  person 
willing  to  contract  for  building  two  gabbards  of  sixty 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1780.  121 

ErtiixxiiLA  tons  each,  in  consequence  of  which  they  have  received  irw. 

*** '  some  proposals  which  they  will  take  into  consideration  offic^ 

and  contract  for  building,  if  they  shall  judge  it  more 
advisable  than  building  them  under  the  inspection  of 
their  office. 

*  The  petition  for  aid  towards  carrying  on  the  Ballast 
Office  w^all  and  the  petition  for  changing  the  course  of  waii. 
the  river  Dodder  have  been  presented  to  parliament  Dodder, 
agreeable  to  your  honours'  order  and  we  hope  both 
petitions  will  be  complied  with. 

'Your  committee  beg  leave  to  recommend  to  your 
honours  to  apply  to  parliament  to  impose  an  additional  Application 
duty  of  one  penny  per  ton  on  all  ships  resorting  to  the  meSt  **' 
harbour  of  Dublin,  and  twopence  per  ton  for  all  ballast  sS^^Sd^ 
delivered  to  shipping  to  be  paid  to  this  office  and  to 
be  expended  in  building  the  Ballast  Office  wall.  woil 

'Your  committee  think  it  their  duty  to  inform  your 
honours,  that  Mr.  John  Tew,  one  of  the  supervisors,  ^J^r^ig^r 
having  accepted  a  gratuity  of  two  guineas  from  the  oratoity. 
master  of  a  ship  called  the  Isaac  upon  measuring  his  shipiaaac. 
vessel,  they  immediately    suspended    him    from    his  suspended, 
employment,  but  have  since  taken  off  the  suspension  Restored, 
upon   his   promising  never   to  accept  of  any  fee  or 
reward  in  future. 

'  An  abstoract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  cash. 
we  have  examined,  and  find   there   is   a   balance  of  Balance. 
£4,664  19s.  9|d.,  in  the  hands  of    alderman   Henry 
Hart,  Ballast  Master,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  Hart, 
which  deducting  £4,265  7s.  6d.,  overpaid  by  him  on 
the   account  of    the   public   money,   the   balance   is 
£409  128.  3Jd. ;  all  which  is  submitted  to  your  honours. 
*  Signed  by  seven  of  thS  committee.' 

m.7b.  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  19th  nniiast 

Ofl3ce 

day  of  January  last  inclusive,  to  the  6th  day  of  April,  accounts. 
1780,  exclusive. 


122 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780. 


1780. 

Biillut 

Offlw 

moooiuU. 


Order. 


Franchise. 


Dedan- 

tion. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

£     B. 

BoHx 
m.7*. 
d. 

To  balance  of  last  qoarter'B  abstract 

..     4530    2 

H 

To  cash  received  since 

..      660  12 

8 

£5,180  15 

0* 

Per  contTft,  Or. 

£     s. 

d. 

By  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast 

..      132  14 

4 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  the  piles 

72  10 

0 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

..200  13 

9 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  gabbards 

66    5 

H 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  expenses  . . 

..        44  11 

u* 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

..9    0 

0 

By  balance 

..    4064  19 

H 

£5,180  15 

^ 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

To 

— 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

£      3. 

d. 

By  balance  oTorpaid  per  last  quarter's  abstract 

..      4102  14 

4 

By  cash  expended  this  quarter  on  the  pier 

..       152 13 

3 

£4,256    7 

6 

7th  April,  1780. — Granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 
mittee continued  and  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think 
proper. 

1780.  April  7. — Admissions  to  franchise. 
1780.  April  7. — Declaration  and  signatures. 


P.R. 
B.106. 

as. 


Bill  to 
prevent 
▼exatious 
arresta 

Lord 
Mayor. 
Sheriffs. 
Chapman. 


1780.  May  23.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  relative  to  heads  of  a 
bill  now  depending  in  parliament  to  prevent  vexatious 
and  frivolous  arrests :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  do  wait  on  Mr.  Chapman 
and  request  of  him  to  withdraw  the  heads  of  a  bill  in 
the  annexed  petition  set  forth  and  in  case  Mr.  Chapman 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1780.  123 

Boll  xxiii.A.  sKall  not  consent  to  withdraw  said  heads  of  a  bill,  that  ireo. 

m.  6. 

the  committee  for  conducting  the  city's  business  in 
parliament  be  empowered  to  oppose  said  heads  of  a  opposition, 
bill   being   carried   into   law  in  every   stage  of    its 
progress. 

1780.  June  16. — Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Benjamin   Taylor,   setting   forth   that   from   a  ^^J'^^^^^^^ 
severe  fit  of  illness  with  which  he  was  attacked  in  niness. 
December  last,  he  hath  been  ever  since  incapable  of 
personally  attending  the  duties  of  his  office  as  Town 
Clerk,  and  praying  that  John  Lambert,  gentleman,  be  Lambert, 
elected  joint  Town  Clerk  with  the  said  Benjamin  Taylor 
on  which  petition  the  following  order  was  conceived. 

[2.]  The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  being 
unanimously  of  opinion,  that  it  is  now  and  at  all  times 
necessary  to  have  the  duties  of  Town  Clerks'  office  Town 

^  Clerks' 

executed  by  two   capable  persons,  have    resolvea  to  office, 
appoint  a  short  day  for  the  election  of  a  joint  Town  ^^^l^  °' 
Clerk  with  Mr.  Benjamin  Taylor,  whose  present  state  c?^k. 
of  health  renders  it  absolutely  necessary  to  go  out  of 
the  kingdom  for  his  recovery  and   request   the  con- 
currence of  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons. — Allowed. 

1780.  June  23.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  John  Lambert,  gentleman,  praying  to  be  ^i^^^^"^* 
appointed  joint  Town  Clerk  with  Benjamin  Taylor:  ^^{^^"^^ 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  for  the  future,  the 
office  of  Town  Clerk  of  this  city  be  executed  by  two 
capable  acting  persons,  and  that  the  committee  for 
auditing  city  accounts  be  a  committee  for  considering 
the  duties  of  the  Town  Clerk  or  Clerk  of  the  Tholsel,  Duties  of 

Town  Clerk 

and  that  in  order  to  comply  with  the  petition  of  the  ^^^  ^' 
said  Benjamin  Taylor,  the  said  Benjamin  Taylor  be 
removed  from  the  office  of  Town  Clerk  and  that  there- 
upon the  said  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert  be  iSi^. 


124  DtTBLiK   ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1780. 

1780.  now  appointed  to  the  said  office  of  Town  Clerk  or  Clerk  2!i*^^*' 

soiary.       ^f  ^j^g  Tholsel,  with  the  usual  salary,  fees,  profits  and 

perquisites  thereunto  belonging,  during  the  pleasure  of  ■*-^*- 

^^l^l       the  city,  they  paying  to  the  city  the  annual  rent  of 

office.  £100,  for  the  office  in  the  Tholsel  in  which  the  business 
of  the  Town  Clerk  is  now  transacted  and  entering  into 
such  bonds,  covenants,  and  agreements  for  payment 
thereof  and  for  performance  of  the  said  office,  to  save 
the  city  harmless,  with    such    other   clauses    as    the 

Recorder.  Eecordcr  shall  advise,  and  also  upon  express  condition 
that  the  said  committee  shall  report  that  the  said 
Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert  have  complied 
with  such  matters  as  shall  be  required  of  them  by  the 
said  committee,  and  upon  the  report  of  the  said  com- 
mittee being  confirmed  by  the  general  assembly,  and 
upon  the  said  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert 

Qortm^      being  approved  of  by  government  and  privy  council 

c^cii       ^^  *^®^^  appointment  to  said  office. 

*  James  Hamilton.  —  Anthony  King.  —  Edward 
Sankey.  —  Francis  Fetherston.  —  William  Dunn.  — 
Killner  Swettenham. — George  Alcock. — James  Horan. 
— James  Shiel.' 

1780.  July  24.— Fourth  Friday  after  the  24th  of  m. ». 
June. 
Herbage  of       [1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  the  herbage 

Saint  , 

stepben'H    of     Saiut     Stephen's     Green    to    ^Iderman    Killner 
swetten-      Swctteuham,  Lord  Mayor  elect  during  his  Mayoralty : 

whereupon  it  was  granted  according  to  the  prayer  of 

the  petition. 

[2.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
City  pipe     committee  for  better  supplying  the  city  with  pipe  water 

have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  17th  day  of  July, 

1780. 
iieport.  *We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  attended 

very  carefully  to  the  business  to  us  committed,  since 


DUBLm   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780.  125 

Bon  mii.A.  our  last  report  several  of  the  [inhabitants  of]  George's  1790. 

and  the  City  quays  having  applied  to  us  to  have  a  main  ^J**"* 
laid  down  on  the  said  quays  to  supply  that  part  of  uJJ^^^' 
the   town   with   water,    we   complied   therewith,    and 
ordered  a  main  to  be  laid  down  as  soon  as  possible, 
which  we  find  has  been  since  done.    Being  desirous  of 
having  the  hedges  and  trees  round  the   city  bason  H^e^ 
clipped  this  season  in  a  proper  manner  and  having  ^'*^*- 
received  a  proposal  from  Luke  Hill  to  do  the  same  for  Hia 
£10,  which  thinking  reasonable  they  agreed  thereto 
and  ordered  it   to  be  done  under  the  inspection  of 
aldennan  Horan  and  Mr.  Bloxham.     Thinking  it  most 
advisable  and  advantageous  to  your  honours  to  contract 
with    a  proper  person  capable  of  furnishing  the  iron  iron  work*, 
works  that  are  necessary  for  tJie  pipe  water  works,  they 
caused  an  advertizement  to  be  inserted  in  the  public 
papers  to  receive  proposals  from  such  persons  as  are 

111.20*,       willing  to  contract  for  the  same,  and  Mr.  Ambrose 

Binns  having   sent  a   proposal   and   estimate   to   us,  Bimw. 
which    we   considered    very    reasonable    and    agreed 
thereto   and   think  him   a  proper   and    fit  person  to 
furnish  such  works  and  ordered  the  said  proposal  and 
estimate  to  be  sent  to  your  honours'  storekeeper,  to  be  Estimau. 
by  him  entered  in  his  books,  the  better  to  regulate  the 
conduct  of  said  store-keeper  in  certifying  such  bills  ^^j^r. 
as  the  said  Ambrose  Binns  may  have  from  time  to  time  ^^"*- 
for  such  business. 

'  Your  committee  further  beg  leave  to  inform  your 
honours,  that  finding  the  collectors  were  much  retarded  coUectora. 
in  their  collections,  being  obliged  to  attend  the 
duties  and  inspection  of  turning  the  cocks,  resolved  Tnmcocki. 
upon  electing  two  capable  persons  who  should 
undertake  that  department,  and  whose  time  and 
attention  should  be  solely  devoted  to  that  business, 
and  the  better  to  enable  ttiem  to  attend  personally, 
we    agreed    that    the    person    elected    to    turn    the 


126  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780. 

1780.  cocks  in  the  southern  department   should  be  allowed  bou  tjoiu 

Salaries,  £100,  per  annuiT),  and  the  person  elected  to  the  northern 
department  £60,  per  annum,  that  they  should  live  in 
a  central  part  of  the  district  to  which  they  should  be 
elected,  the  better  to  enable  them  to  receive  complaints 

Books.  from  the  inhabitants,  that  they  should  keep  books  to 
enter  all  complaints  received  by  them  which  are  to 
be  laid  before  the  committee  on  their  several  meetings, 
and  Monday  the  8th   day    of   May   being   the   day 

seguin.  appointed  for  the  election,  we  elected  Mr.  Peter  Seguin 
to  be  turncock  for  the  southern  department  and  Mr. 

^Se!***"  Daniel  Hautenville  for  the  northern  department  during 
good  behaviour,  not  exceeding  six  months  from  the 
24th  day  of  June  last,  their  salaries  to  commence  on  the 
said  24th  day  of  June.     Your  committee  finding  the 

Arrears  in    several  collcctors  Considerably  in  arrear  in  their  collec- 

oollections.  ^ 

tions,  and  apprehending  it  might  be  through  inattention 

in  some   of   them,   ordered   the   several   arrears   and 

insolvencies    in    their   respective   divisions,  and  they 

having  done  so,  we  were  of  opinion  it  would  be  most 

advantageous  to  your  honours  to  appoint  other  persons 

to    collect    the    arrears    so    returned    by    them,    and 

Elliott.       accordingly  appointed  Mr.  Faulkner  Elliott  to  collect 

Kelly.        the  arrears  returned  by  Mr.  Andrew  Moore,  Mr.  Kelly 

to  collect  the  arrears  returned  by  Mr.  George  Moore 

Bury.         and  Mr.  George  Bury  to  collecF  the  arrears  returned  by 

messieurs  Nathaniel  Stakes  and  Eichard  Gladwell.  m.  la, 
*0n  the  12th  day  of  June  we  met,  and  having 
c!S^  received  a  letter  from  Mr.  Green  of  the  Castle  informing 
Jfedu."*'  ^s  ^^^^  ^  ^®*^^®^  0^  credit  on  London  for  £200,  English, 
London,  ^^g^g  necessary  to  forward  the  heads  of  a  bill  for  the 
regulation  of  the  pipe  water  works,  which  was  trans- 
Engiand.     mittcd  to  England,  we  ordered  the  same.    We  further 

inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  again  on  the  3rd   • 
Sxeer*"^     day  of  J^ly  instant  and  the  inhabitants  of  Denmark 
row.  *''*''  street,  Gardiner's  row,  and  the  upper  end  of  Great 


0.19  6. 


DT7BLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780.  127 

J^^^^  Qeorge*8  street  being  willing  and  desirous  that  they  itso. 

should  have  an  ample  and  sufficient  supply  of  water  aSJites 

in  that  neighbourhood ;  we  ordered  that  a  proper  article 

or  agreement  should   be   made   out    for   the   several 

inhabitants  of  said  streets  to  sign  and  that  when  signed 

by  them  that  mains  should   be   laid  in  said  streets.  Mains. 

Application  having  been  made  to  us  to  grant  a  sum 

of  money  towards  repairing  that  part  of  the  pavement 

in  Dame  street  alleged  to  have  been  injured  by  laying  »»»»• 

down  pipes,  we  ordered  that  a  sum  of  <£10,  should  be  i*vement. 

granted  for  that  purpose. 

*0n  the  10th  day  of  July  aforesaid  we  again  met, 
and  it  appearing  to  us  that  some  person  or  persons  had 
improperly  obtained  keys,  by  which  means  the  turn-  Keys, 
cocks  were  hindered  from  doing  their  duty  effectually, 
and  it  being  also  represented  that  the  several  cocks  and 
boxes  were  often  wantonly  filled  with  dirt,  gravel,  and 
such  other  stuff,  ordered  an  advertizement  to  be  inserted 
in  the  public  papers  offering  a  reward  of  £10,  for  Bewwds. 
the  apprehending  and  prosecuting  to  conviction  such 
person  or  persons  as  should  be  found  offending  in  such 
manner,  and  it  is  our  opinion  that  in  future  this  com- 
mittee to  audit  their  own  accounts.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  com- 
mittee continued  and  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think 
proper. 

[3.]  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert,  gentlemen,  J^^^ 
setting  forth  that  the  committee  of  auditors  of  the  city  to^^ 
accounts,  to  whom  their  petition  was  referred,  have 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  20th  day  of  July,  1780. 

*  We,  the  committee  of  auditors  of  the  city  accounts,  Eeport. 
to  whom  the  ascertaining  the  duties  of  Town  Clerk  or  Duties 
Clerk  of  the  Tholsel  were  referred,  have  examined  the 
matters  so  to  us  referred,  and  are  of  opinion  that  the 
oath  of  Town  Clerk  or  CJ'  k   of   the   Tholsel   fully  onth. 


128  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1780. 

1780.  ascertained  the  duties  of  the  said  -o#ce,  and  having  S^^jj""^' 

Abatmctof  directed  that  an  abstract  should  be  made  and  entered 

cliiirtei's, 

illSls.''*^^^'  of  the  several  charters,  city  title  deeds,  rolls  of 
assembly,  and  city  leases  to  be  laid  before  us,  the  same 
was  complied  with  and  was  by  our  directions  engrossed 
on  a  strong  parchment  book.  We  further  infton  fcmt 
honours,  that  we  appointed  a  sub-committee  who' tapre 

Lists.  inspected  said  lists,  and  have  reportod  their  appro- 
bation      tt;L  regularity  thereof  to  us  and  have  also 

?archi».t'iit  recornij(n.i.:i    to   us,  that   the   said   parchment  book 

trMsnrer     ^^^^^  ^^'^r  ^^^^"  ^uturt^,  bo  lodged  in  the  hands  of  the  city 
treasurer  as  the  proper  officer  to  hold  the  same,  and 
we  do  recommend  that  said  report  be  complied  with. 
'We  likewise  inform   your  honours,  that  the    said 

compiittuce.  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert  have  complied 
with  all  said  matters  as  have  been  required  of  them  by 
us  and  are  6f  opinion  that  on  said  Benjamin  Taylor  and 

Sworn.       John  Lambert  being  sworn  into  office,  that  they  shall 

Eeceipt.  sign  a  receipt  in  said  book  acknowledging  to  have 
received  into  their  possession  the  several  charters,  title 
deeds,  rolls  of  assembly,  and  city  leases  so  entered  in  the 
said  parchment  book,  in  order  that  the  said  book  may 
be  deposited  in  the  hands  of -the  city  treasurer,  and  we 

Dupiicatea.  are  furtJier  of  opinion  that  two  duplicates  of  said 
parchment  books  containing  said  lists  shall  be  forth- 
with made  out,  one  to  be  lodged  with  the-  present  and 

House"      all  succeeding  chief  magistrates  at  the  Mansion  House 

ci«ik'B       and  the  other  to  remain  in  the  office  of  the  Towti  Clerk.' 

office. 

Order.  And*  the  said  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert 

Granted.     pr«».ving  to  coufirm  the  said  report  and  make  the  same 

an  act  of  assembly:   it  was  thereupon  granted,  the 

committee's   renort   confirmed   and   made   an   act    of 

assembly.  ■ 

A,iaitor»of      J4J  Certain  of  tb^-"  5,  setting  forth  that  them  w 

accounts,     (jommittec  appoit  le  accounts  of  alderman 


JioJia 


DUBLIH   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1780.  129 


^jamin  Geale,  treasurer,  have  made   the   annexed  i7w>. 
%rt  of  the  20th  day  of  July,.  .1780.  SSiuW. 

^e,  the  committee   appointed   for  eXatttuung   the  r^votu 
Accounts  of  alderman  Benjamin  Geale,  dty'tif6asurer,  Aieonnta. 
^^f  the  rents,  issues,  and  profits  of  the  said  'city  com^ 
^^^cing  Michaelmas   1778    and  ending   MichaelmaB 
^^f  have  examined  the  said  accounts  and  the  several 
^Qciers  relative  thereto  with    the  utmost   care   and 
^^tion.    Your  treasurer  laid  before  us  a  rental  of  R«af»j. 
o  ^    honours'   estate   as   it   stood  the   29th   day    of 
fi)    -^^^'  1779,  together  with  the  arrears  of  rent  due  Aman, 
^,.    p;^ece(ling    year.     We    charged    the    accomptaut 
a^,     *He   arrears    of     rent    due   Michaelmas,    1778, 
^  ,    ^A8o    with    the    entire    rental    of    your    estate 
SQcl      •     'stood    at    Michaelmas     1779,   together    with 
ijj,,     ^"fcher   incidental   issues  and  profits  as  accrued 
£jj  j^^    ^™e  amounting*  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of 
iei^^^l     16s.    9id.-     We -find    the    disbursements,  SlfnS!"^ 
£Vo  f^t^'*^^    ^^®    arrears  of    rent    due,  amounting    to 
tr^^*     '^''  8s.  9|d.,  a  balance  of  £4,601  2s.  8Jd.,  due  the  Bainnce. 
^^-^        ^^r   on:  last    account,    and   also   including   the 
^^        ^  -.diiec'lJD.  ,the    treasurer    on    the    pipe    water 
.^^   ^'^tit?  atfTOufitiir^  to    £1,102    98.- 3|d.,    amounting 
^^   *^^ 'Whble*  .tQ^the  *stLm-.of.  £3^i;W8    lOs.  lO^d., 
^  ^hich   the   BumJ^df  f£f34  ■15s:r«(f,,v.C|555naago  Poundage. 
^    ^*14,695     14s.-, OJ*d:,  .-flet' .^Inoftey' paid      being 
^4ded  tnakes.the  discharge ^amtm^t  lo'£32,153  6s.  6id., 
^  ihat  there  appears  due  to  the  treasurer  upon  the 
general  account   of  the   corporation  ending  the  29th 
Septembei::,  1779,  the  sum.  of£*31    9s.  9Jd.      Your 
committee  inform  your  honours,  that  the  whole  accou^^ts 
being  stated  with  the  utmost  accuracy,  we  unanimously  Accuracy 
resolved  that  the  thanks  of  this  cok/mittee  be  returned  AtteLtio,. 
to  alderman  Benjamin  Geale  for  his  great  attention 
to  the  city  accounts  and  ff     r-    -victaal  and  faithful 
discharge  of  the  trust  rep    ^j.. 

VOL.  xm.  xr 


130  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1780. 

1780.  It  was  thereupon   granted,  the   committee's  report  2|f^}^[**'^ 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  m.  is  *. 

cityiewe?.  committee  appointed  for  inspecting  city  leases  near 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  20th  day 
of  July,  1780. 

Report.  *\y3  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  22nd 

day  of  June  last  to  take  into  consideration  the  con- 

^gjjj™      Siderable  arrears  of  rent  due  by  Mr.  James  Mahon  for 

J^^  the  mills  and  fishery  of  Island  bridge  and  being 
required  by  your  committee  to  know  in  what  manner 
he  intended  to  discharge  the  arrears  due  by  him  to 
your  honours,  informs    us    that    he    was    willing   to 

Surrender  surrender  his  interest  in  the  said  mills  and  fishery, 
on  his  being  forgiven  the  rent  then  due  by  him  or  that 

R^mrford  \^Q  ^as  willing  to  convey  his  concerns  in  Rainsford 
street,  on  which  he  expended  a  considerable  sum  of 
money,  to  your  honours  and  for  which  he  pays  an 

Bent.  annual  rent  of  £46,  and  to  take  a  lease  thereof  from 
your  honours  at  the  rent  of  £100,  a  year,  but  we,  con- 
sidering said  proposals  as  trivial  and  insufficient  to 
discharge  so  large  an  arrear  as  appears  due  by  said 
Mahon,  declined  coming  into  any  terms  with  him  and 

Lftwng^   thereupon  ordered  that  your  law  agent  should  forth- 

forarrean.  vvith  prococd  agaiust  him  in  the  most  speedy  manner 
for  the  recovery  of  said  arrear. 

*  We  also  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours,  that  on 
the  said  day  we  took  into  consideration  the  petition 

compaie.     of  Mr.  Richard  Compsie  for  a  renewal  of  a  piece  of 

Town  wall,  grouud  part  of  the  town  wall,  which  was  referred  to 
us  by  your  honours  t^nd  Mr.  Compsie  having  attended 

K«nt.  us  and  proposed  to  |»i*^  the  yearly  rent  of  £1  5s.,  for 
the  same  and  io  co^nmence  rent  forthwith,  we  agreed 
to  said  proposal  dud  are  oi  opinion  that  the  city 
surveyor  be  o^^^'^rt^c^  ♦v^^n,,,.-*!.  i^  survey  the  ;aid  piece 

Leaiei.       of  grouud  Q:   i  ^'.ai        >f>  r-ade  ^v  your  honours 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780.  131 

2^^^  to  the  said  Richard  Compsie  of  the  same,  at  the  yearly  itw. 
rent  of  £1  5s. 

•  We  also  took  into  consideration  the  petition  of  Mr.  H-Donnau. 
Alexander  McDonnell  for  a  lease  of  a  piece  of  ground  at 
the  rear  of  his  dwelling-house  in  Lurgan-street  and  do  IS2t?* 
entirely  agree  with  their  former  reports  on  that  subject 
and  hereunto  annexed  and  are  of  opinion  that  a  lease  ^•^ 
should  be  made  to  the  said  Alexander  McDonnell  of 
the  piece  of  ground  he  required  by  his  petition  at  the 
rent  of  5s.  per  foot  for  every  foot  it  contains,  and  they 
rather  as  we  apprehend  it  can  be  no  ways  injurious  to 
your  honours'  estate  in  setting  the  other  parts  of  the 
premises  at  a  future  day. 

■-  '7.  *  On    the  same  day,  Mr.  Mathews,    your    honours'  Matbewi. 

surveyor,  attended  your  committee  and  produced  a  map  ^p- 
or  survey  of  the  lands  of  BallycuUen  and  Grange  laid  0^^^^*°* 
out  by  him  in  lots  in  the  following  manner,  videlicet : 


No.  1 
No.  2. 
No.  3. 
No.  4. 
No.  5. 
No.  6. 

Total 


'And  we  are  of  opinion  that  the  same  should  bcLoutobe 
forthwith  set  either  in  lots  as  above  set  forth  or  in  the 
whole,  or  in  two  divisions,  whichever  would  appear 
most  advantageous  to  your  honours,  for  the  term  of 
99  years  or  for  three  lives  renewable  within  70  years  imlbw. 
at  the  option  of  the  person  or  persons  who  shall  take 
the  same  and  that  one  fourth  part  of  the  rent  shall  Bent. 
be  fined  down  at  15  years'  purchase,  and  also  that  the 


Acres 

Roods 

Perches 

.      90 

...       1 

4 

67 

...       2 

4 

67 

2 

...       28 

61 

...      1 

...      32 

.      95 

..      0 

...      31 

64 

..      1 

6 

436 

1 

...      24 

132 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1780. 


178D. 

Limestone 

quarriei. 


Map. 

Hoggen 

Oreen, 

Lots. 


Lot  No.  1. 


Beatty. 
Order. 


FubUc 

caut. 

Ballycallen. 


Leases. 


Hoggen 
Oreeo. 


Tolls  and 
Customs. 


Beport. 
Contests. 


Flour 
millers. 


several  limestone  quarries  on  the  said  concerns  should  J^y™"*^ 
be  for  the  joint  use  of  the  several  person  or  persons 
who  take  the  said  lands. 

*0n  the  3rd  and  10th  days  of  July  we  agam  met 
and  Mr.  Mathews  attended  us  on  each  of  said  days 
with  a  map  or  survey  of  several  plots  of  ground,  part 
of  Hoggen  Green  and  laid  out  in  lots  by  him,  and 
we  are  of  opinion  that  they  should  have  power  to  set 
the  same  forthwith  in  the  manner  laid  out  by  said 
map.  We  further  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours, 
that  they  have  viewed  the  said  ground  and  finding 
lot  No.  1.  as  laid  down  in  said  map  to  have  an  irregular 
piece  of  ground  laid  out  as  belonging  to  it,  took  said 
irregular  ground  of  said  lot,  so  as  to  make  the  lot  a 
parcel  of  22  feet  and  set  the  said  irregular  piece  of 
ground  to  Mr.  Beatty  at  the  rent  of  20s.  yearly.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con- 
firmed and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  committee 
continued  and  that  they  be  hereby  empowered  to  set 
forthwith  by  public  cant  the  lands  of  BallycuUen  in  said 
report  mentioned  in  the  lots  laid  down  by  the  reports  m.i7». 
or  such  other  divisions  as  shall  appear  more  expedient 
to  the  committee  for  90  years  or  three  lives  renewable 
within  70  years,  as  prescribed  by  the  report  mentioned, 
leases  to  be  immediately  executed  and  the  fines  laid 
down,  and  that  the  committee  be  also  empowered  to 
set  Hoggen  Green  by  public  cant  in  the  lots  and  manner 
as  laid  down  in  the  map  hereunto  annexed  or  in  such 
other  manner  as  the  committee  shall  think  proper, 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the  management  of 
tolls  and  customs  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the 
17th  day  of  July,  1780, 

*We  inform  your  honours,  that  several  contests 
having  of  late  years  arisen  between  the  corporation 
and  flour  millers,  and  terms  of  accommodation  having 


DtJBLIN   ASSEKBLT  BOLL,    1780.  133 

2^^*-  been  proposed  by  the  millers  or  their  factors  to  the  i7». 
corporation,  we,  in  order  to  have  such  terms  of  accom-  t< 
modation  carried  into  execution   if    possible  and   the 
better  to  enable  us  so  to  do,  ordered  Mr.  Nathaniel 
Thrumble  to  make  out  an  account  of  the  quantity  and  SSSS* 
price  of  flour  sold  within  five  years,  that  is  to  say, 
from  the  1st  of  August,  1774,  to  the  1st  of  August, 
1779,  distinguishing  each  year   and  also  a   general 
average  price  for  said  five  years,  in  order  to  strike  an 
average    toll   on    flour  between    the   corporation    and  ^^f"*" 
millers,  which  account  the  said  Nathaniel  Thrumble  did  Thnunue. 
make  out  and  laid  same  before  us,  and  we  are  of  opinion 
that  in  consideration  of  the  extraordinary  trouble  said  iroabie. 
Nathaniel  Thrumble  had  in  making  out  such  account 
from  time  to  time,  he  be  paid  a  sum  of  50  guineas.      Pfcyment. 

*  On  the  14th  day  of  July,  1780,  we  met  in  order  to 
set  the  great  and  petty  customs  together  with  the  tolls,  xHTte?"'' 
as  formerly  set  to  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon,  including  the  *wioii. 
gates  at  Donnybrook  and  Stephen's  Green  according  Donny. 
m. !«.         to  the  docket  agreed  to  by  act  of  assembly,  and  Mr.  stephen'i 
Mahon  having  attended,  your  committee  proposed  to  <^*^ 
take  a  lease  of  the  same  for  31  years  from  the  29th 
September  next,  with  a  clause  of  surrender  every  three 
years,  giving  one  year's  notice,  at  the  rent  of  £3,600, 
yearly,  the  consideration  of  which  said  proposal  we 
postponed  till  the  17th  instant  and  having  met  on  that 
day  we  agreed,  subject  to  your  honours'  approbation, 
to  set  said  tolls  and  customs  to  Mr.  Mahon  for  seven 
years  at  the  yearly  rent  of  £3,700,  to  commence  as  seut 
aforesaid,  with  a  clause  of  surrender  every  year,  he 
the  said  Timothy  Mahon  giving  six  months'  notice  in 
writing  of  his  intention  of  surrendering,  to  which  the 
said  Timothy  Mahon  agreed.    And  we  are  of  opinion 
that  a  lease  of  the  said  tolls  and  customs  be  forthwith  Lease 
made  to  the  said  Timothy  Mahon  at  the  said  rent  of 
£3,700,  yearly,  to  commence  the  29th  September  next, 


134 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1780. 


1780. 
City 
trMsnrer. 


Order. 

Psjment. 
Thrumble. 

Mahon. 
Rent. 


Fumitare. 
Mayoralty 
house. 


Committee. 


Expense. 


Commons. 


the  said  rent  to  be  paid  monthly  to  the  city  treasurer  SSe™*"^ 
and  the  said  Timothy  Mahon  to  pass  bonds  for  the 
same  in  the  usual  manner.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 
to  Mr.  Nathaniel  Thrumble  the  sum  of  BO  guineas  by 
the  annexed  report  recommended,  and  as  to  Mr.  Timothy 
Mahon,  that  a  lease  be  made  to  him  of  the  tolls  and 
customs  for  three  years  to  commence  from  the  29tK 
day  of  September  next,  at  the  yearly  rent  of  £4,000, 
payable  monthly  clear  above  all  deductions  and 
allowances  whatsoever  and  upon  this  express  condition 
that  the  said  Timothy  Mahon  do,  on  or  before  the  1st 
day  of  September  next,  execute  a  lease  with  and  pass 
bonds  to  this  corporation  agreeable  to  this  proposal 
hereunto  annexed,  otherwise  this  order  to  be  void. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  appoint  a 
committee  to  provide  furniture  for  the  Mayoralty 
house :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  Lord  Mayor, 
Sheriffs,  treasurer,  masters  of  the  city  works,  aldermen 
Sankey,  Fetherston,  Darragh,  Warren,  and  eight  of  m.i66. 
the  commons  to  be  named  by  the  commons  or  any  five 
of  them,  whereof  the  Lord  Mayor  when  present  and 
one  of  the  Sheriffs  to  be  always  two  and  in  the  absence 
of  the  Lord  Mayor,  the  senior  alderman  present  to 
preside,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a  committee  to 
provide  such  furniture  for  the  use  of  the  Mayoralty 
House,  the  expense  attending  same  not  to  exceed  £100, 
and  who  are  hereby  required  to  draw  on  the  city 
treasurer  for  said  sum  and  to  Be  allowed  him  in  his 
accounts. 

[The  eight  of  the  commons:]  Mr.  Howison,  Mr. 
McCready,  Mr.  Thene,  Mr.  Strong,  Mr,  Grumley,  Mr. 
Shene,  Mr.  Callage,  Mr.  Home. 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  Sir 


DUBLIN   ASSBllBLY  BOLL,    1780.  185 

Boii  xisla.  Lucius  O'Brien,  baronet,  hath  manifested  a  particular  itbo. 

attention  to  the    welfare    of    this    kingdom    in    the  o^BrfSa!*** 
indefatigable  pains  taken  by  him  in  the  framing  of  a 
bill  for  the  further  encouragement  of  its  trade  and  ^'o'  . 
manufactures  and  for  preventing  combinations  therein,  JJJJJ*^ 
therefore  praying  that  the  thanks  of  this  corporation  niMikB  of 
be  presented  to  him  in  the  most  respectful  manner:  «<»• 
whereupon  it  was   granted,    and   that  the    same   be 
published    in    Faulkner's    Journal    and    Hibernian  jonnwu. 
Journal. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  that  the  thanks  Thanks  of 
of  this  city  may  be  presented  to  Richard  Allen,  esquire,  coionei 
colonel   of  the   corps   of   Dublin  Volunteers,  for    his  Au«n. 
particular  attention  to  the  said  corps :  whereupon  it  was  no^n 
granted,  for  the  reasons  in  the  petition  set  forth,  and 
that  the  same  be  published  in  the  Dublin  and  Hibernian 
Journals.  joimuds. 

[10.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  freedom  to  Fnuiohiie. 
Henry  Thompson  and  they  rather  at  the  request  of  Thompnon. 
the  Lord  Mayor:   whereupon  it  was  granted  gratis, 
for  reasons  in  said  petition  set  forth. 
»  I*'  [11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Mr.  pmnchiM. 

William  Mylne,  engineer  and  director  of  the  pipe  water  Myin*. 

En^inoer. 

works :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  gratis. 

[12.]  John  Darragh,  praying  to  be  paid  the  sum  of  Darra^h. 
£4  2s.,  expended  by  him  for  boards  for  flooring  the 
grand  jury  room:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the^^ 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  J^^^^^ 
the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £4  2s.,  sterling,  expended  by 
him  for  the  uses  in  said  petition  set  forth. 

[13.]  John  Allen,  gentleman,  praying  to  be  paid  aAUen. 
sum  of  £41  19s.  lOd.,  being  the  balance  of  his  bill  of  BiUof  cost, 
cost  due  in  the  prosecution  against  the  writ  of  error  *^"**'*  * 
brought  by  Thomas  Hickey  and  Bryan  Farrell :  where-  "^J- 
upon   it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer   of  his 
petition. 


136 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780. 


1780. 
Eager, 
gnnarj 
keeper. 


Thomas 
Btreet. 


Treasurer. 

Taylor. 
Arthur. 

Bausford. 
Paymeuts. 
ScriTen. 


Citj  Beal, 
Deeds. 


Cook 

street. 

Com 

market. 

Steps 

repaired. 

New 

marketj 


Kuox'' 

mace 

bearer. 


m.  lA. 


[14.]  Francis  Eager,  praying  to  be  appointed  granary  bou 
keeper  of  the  market  house :  whereupon  it  was  ordered 
that  the  above-named  Francis  Eager  be  and  is  hereby 
appointed  granary  keeper  at  the  market  house  of 
Thomas  street  during  the  city's  pleasure,  to  commence 
from  the  29th  day  of  September  next,  but  without  any 
salary  or  charge  to  the  city. 

[16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  an  order  to  the 
treasurer  to  credit  Mary  Taylor  £60,  B.  Arthur  <£26, 
and  E.  Eansford  £32,  paid  by  said  persons  to  Mr. 
Edward  Scriven :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  pursuant 
to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  have  city  seal  affixed 
to  deeds  of  conveyance  to  the  Grand  Canal  company 

City  bason,  of  part  of  the  city  bason:  whereupon  it  was  granted, 
pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[17.]  The  inhabitants  of  Cook  street.  Com  market, 
etc.,  praying  to  have  the  steps  leading  from  Cook  street 
into  New  market  repaired:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  black  stone  steps  in  the  above  petition  be 
picked  under  the  inspection  of  sir  Anthony  King, 
knight. 

[18.]  Thomas  Knox,  mace    bearer    and    officer    of ».  is 6 
commons,  praying    compensation    for   supplying   the 

Commons.   Sheriffs  and  Commons  with  candles  and  candlesticks 

Necessaries,  and  other  necessaries  for  one  year  ending  this 
assembly:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 
petitioner  the  sum  of  £6,  sterling,  in  consideration  of 
supplying  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  with  the  above 
necessaries  for  one  year  ending  this  assembly. 

[19.J  Thomas  Linnon,  praying  to  be  paid  a  fine  of 

shepijard,  £10,  which  was  imposed  on  William  Sheppard,  who 
was  tried  in  the  Tholsel  court  for  assaulting  said 
Thomas  Linnon:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  in 
consideration  of  the  petitioner's  bad  state  of  health,  the 


Payment 


Linnon] 


Tholsel 

court 

Aiisault. 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780.  137 

B.>iimii.A.  gi^Qpiffg  Qf  ^his  city  do  hand  over  to  the  petitioner  it^- 
the  above  sum  of  £10,  sterling,  they  having  received 
said  sum  from  said  Sheppard  before  he  was  discharged. 

[20.1  Nathaniel  Stakes,  praying  to  be  continued  staler, 
collector  for  the  pipe  water  revenue  for  division  No.  3.  v^^  ^^"^ 
during  the  city's  pleasure  not  exceeding  one  year 
ending  Midsummer  assembly  1781,  on  his  giving  suffi- 
cient security  in  one  week  for  the  faithful  discharge 
of  said  office  and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer  all  such 
sums  as  he  shall  receive,  said  security  to  be  approved 
of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  and  if  said  security 
be  not  entered  into  within  the  time  aforesaid,  that  this 
appointment  to  be  null  and  void. 

[21.]  John  M*Elroy,  praying  to  be  continued  one  of  JJ,'^?^^^*^^ 
the  Serjeants  at  mace :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  "»»«•• 
the  above  named  John  M*Elroy  be  and  is  hereby  con- 
tinued one  of  the  serjeants  at  mace  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  next 
m  1-*.  Midsummer  assembly  1781,  he  giving  such  security 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office 
and  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace,  as  the  Lord  Mayor 
and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said  security  to  be 
entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date  or  this  order 
for  continuing  the  i)etitioner  to  be  void. 

[22.]  Ann  Bentley,  widow  of  Eobert  Bentley  deceased,  Bentiey, 
late  granary  keeper,  praying  to  be  paid  the  salary  due 
to  her  late  husband  at  the  time  of  his  death :  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £12  10s.,  payment 
sterling,  in  lieu  of  salary  and  other  demands  due  by 
the  city  to  the  petitioner's  husband  at  the  time  of  his 
death. 

[23.]  Lucy  Oulton,  widow  of  Walley  Oulton,  praying  ouiton 
usual  allowance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  onuit. 
the  petitioner  the  sum  of  ten  guineas. 


138  DUBLIN   ASSSKBLY   ROLL,    1780. 

1780.  [24.]  Henry  Brown,  porter  of  the  Tholsel,  praying  Roiixxiii.4. 

Tboi»«i       usual  allowance  to  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his  "* 

porter.  "^    -^ 

room :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 
Payment,    do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner 

the  sum  of  £4. 

[25.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
g^J^*       Ballast  Office   to   the   general    assembly,  the  19th  of 

July,  1780. 
Repor*:'  *Your  committoe,  since  their   last   report   to  your 

Pile*.         honours,  have  ordered  the  piles  to  be  repaired  and 

will  endeavour  in  the  course  of  the  summer  to  put  them 

in  good  order,  they  have  also  continued  the  repairs  of 
GabbMda.  the  floats  and  gabbards  and  have  contracted  with 
LigTSJ'.      Mr.  Hugh  Murphy  to  build  a  lighter  for  which  he  is 

to  be  paid  £404. 

*Your  committee  have  begun  the  building  of  IBO 
Wall.         feet  of  the  Ballast  Office  wall  and  would  have  made 

a  greater  progress  in   it,  but  that  the   stone-cutters  m.ri4fr. 
bSckV       demanded  a  higher  price  for  the  stone  blocks  than  they 

were  willing  to  take  some  time  ago.  We  beg  your 
City  teal,  houours  wiU  make  an  order  to  affix  the  city  seal  to  a 
Grant.        receipt  for  the  parliamentary  grant  of  the  present 

session  for  carrying  on  the  Ballast  Office  wall. 

*Your    committee    think    proper    to    inform    your 
Prieu,        honours,  that  Mr.  George  Friell,  the  Ballast  Master's 

deceased.  ®  ' 

clerk,  died  lately,  and  are  of  opinion  that  the  present 
Ballast  Master  be  allowed  to  nominate  his  own  clerk, 
as  has  been  customary  heretofore, 
TruBteea  of      *  The  trustoes  of  the  Circular  road  have  been  desirous 

Circular 

Howe  ferry  ^^  ©stabUsh  a  horse  ferry  over  the  river  Liffey  near  the 
SiSine^*^"  Marine  School  and  as  they  are  restricted  by  act  of 
^^°^^*  parliament  from  making  any  encroachment  into  the 
Pilot         river  without  the  consent  of  the  pilot  committee,  they 

committee.  _ 

applied   to  said   committee  for   liberty  to  erect   two 

ynuatn      wharfs,  each  to  project  70  feet  into  the  river,  which 

committee  examined  several  experienced  mariners,  who 


DtJBLlN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780.  139 

Boll  xxiii.A.  were  unanimously  of  opinon  that  such  projection  would  i78o. 

most  essentially  injure  the  navigation  of  the  river:  ^^"^^^^^^ 
whereupon  they  resolved,  that  any  projection  into  the 
river  more  than  7  feet  could  not  be  permitted  without 
material  injury  to  the  navigation,  and  the  pilot  com- 
mittee having  laid  the  said  resolution  and  the  several 
papers  relative  thereto  before  us,  your  committee 
unanimously  agreed  in  opinion  with  them. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  cash, 
we  have  examined   and   find    there   is   a  balance  of  BAiance. 
£6,066  13s.  lOJd.,  in  the  hands  of  Mr.  alderman  Henry 
Hart,  Ballast  Master,  in  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  Hart, 
which  deducting  £4,671  17s.  Id.,  overpaid  by  him  on 
the  account    of    the    public  money,   the  balance    is 
M.  13.        £393  16s.  9^d.,  all  which  is  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  nine  of  the  committee.' 

2Ist  July,  1780.— Itesolved,  that  the  Ballast  Office 
committee   be   continued  for  three  months  with  full  TOntSi^.* 
power  to  continue  the  works. 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  6th  day  saiiaBt 

•^    Office 

of  April  last  inclusive  to  the  19th  day  of  July,  1780,  acoounte. 
exclusive. 

Ballut  Office,  Dr. 

£     «.   d. 
To  balance  of  last  qturter^B  abstract  ..     4664  19   9^ 

To  caih  received  lince  ..  ..  ..  ..     1638  10    6 


£6^  10    34 

Per  contra,  Or. 
By  caah  paid  for  raising  ballast 

£    s.   d. 

..    -803  17    2 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  the  piles 

116    9    9 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

..       175  13    9 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  gabbards 

..       279  10    9^ 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  expenses 

..       66    6    9i 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

..       94  19    2 

By  cash  paid  interest 

..     202    0    0 

By  balance 

..    5066  13  10^ 

ir6^io  Si 


140  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1780. 


Boll  zxiii.&. 


1780.  „.!,*. 

Ballast  Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

o£Bce  £     8.   d. 


accounts. 


To 


Per  contra,  Or 

£    s.    d. 
By  balance  over  expended  per  last  quartefs  abstract  . .  . .    4255   7   6 

By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier  . .     416   9   7 


£4^1  17   1 


Franchiae.       1780.  July  21. — Admissions  to  franchise,  p»j 

Dcciara.         1780.  Julv  21. — Declaration  and  signatures.  ^^ 

tiou. 

1780.  August  8. — ^Post  Assembly.  »w^ 

Sutton.  [1.]  John  Sutton,  esquire,  praying  to  be  excused  from 

sbfriif.       serving  the  office  of  one  of  the  High  Sheriffs  for  the 
ensuing  year  commencing    from    Michaelmas    next: 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  resignation 
be  accepted  of,  the  petitioner  paying  the  sum  of  200 
Pine,         guineas  as  a  fine  towards  the  building  of  the  new  Blue 
Ho^it^     Coat  Hospital. 
Marston.         [2.]  Daniel  Marston,  esquire,  the  like,  like  order. 

[3.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot 
for'shirnfffc  nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city, 
resident  within  the  said  city  or  the  liberties  thereof 
adjoining,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal 
estate  in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000,  sterling,  over 
and  above  all  their  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  Thomas 
Andrews  of  the  Comb,  brewer,  Samuel  Read  of  Cook 
street,  plumber,  David  Beatty  of  Saint  Andrew  street, 
merchant,  Thomas  Fleming  of  Orange  street,  stationer, 
Benjamin  Gault  of  Mary's  Abbey,  merchant,  William 
Wallice  of  Bridge  street,  merchant,  Patrick  Bride  of 
Dominick  street,  apothecary,  and  William  French  of 
Exchange  street,  merchant,  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in 
the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  and  do  hereby 


DUBLIH   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780.  141 

B^**»*a.  return  the  names  with  the  additions  of  the  said  eight  iwo. 

f^^ns  to  you  the  Lord  Mayor  and  aldermen  of  the  f^^^^^ 
^^^  city,  in  order  to  your  electing  two  of  the  said 
^^^na  to  be  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing 
^^^  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next. 

"William  James,  John  Exshaw,  Sheriffs." 

"  l^.]  **We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen 

of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  Patrick  Eiecti<m. 
Bride  of   Dominick   street,  apothecary,  and   Thomas  Jjjj^,. 
Andrews  of  the  Comb,  brewer,  out  of  the  eight  persons  ^^^^*^^^ 
returned  to  us  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  as  fit 
persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city 
for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas 
next. 

"James  Hamilton,  Lord  Mayor." 

nSO.  September  20.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  "We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  nominated  and  Nomina- 
returned  John  Hunt  of  Stephen  street,  George  Sutton  »id«nn»n. 
of  Ormond  quay,  Alexander  Kirkpatrick  of  the 
Merchants'  quay,  and  John  Rose  of  Saint  Andrew 
street,  as  fit  persons  to  serve  the  place  of  alderman  of 
the  said  city  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with  the 
additions  of  the  said  four  persons  to  you  the  Sheriffs 
and  Commons  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your  electing 
one  of  the  said  four  persons  an  alderman  of  the  said 
city  in  the    room    of   sir   Patrick  Hamilton,  knight,  sir  Patrick 

^  Hamilton, 

deceased.  d«ceaa«d. 

"  James  Hamilton,  Lord  Mayor." 

[2.]  "We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of 
Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot  from  among  Election, 
the  four  Sheriffs'  Peers  returned  to  this  house  by  the 
Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen,    John   Rose   of  Rose, 

_^    ,  alderman. 

Samt  Andrew  street,  merchant,  to  the   place  of   an 


aldemiau. 
Q^ld  box. 


142  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1780. 

1790.  alderman  of  the  said  city,  in  the  room  of  alderman  sir  eoUixula, 

SimStoi?  Patrick  Hamilton,  deceased. 

dece-ed.  ,.  William  James,  John  Exshaw,  Sheriffs." 

*  Killner  Swettenham. — James  Hamilton. — Benjamin 
Geale. — Francis  Fetherston. — Henry  Hart. — Nathaniel 
Warren. — George  Alcock. — James  Shiel. — Anthony 
King. — Thomas  Greene. — William  Alexander. — John 
Rose. — James  Horan.' 

1780.  October  20.— Third  Friday  after  the  29th  of  «.» 
September. 

Lord  Mayor.-  Killner  Swettenham. 

Sheriffs :  Patrick  Bride  and  Thomas  Andrews. 

[1.]  "  Eesolved  iinanimously,  that  the  thanks  of  this 
Elndiion  ^^^V  ^^  presented  to  alderman  James  Hamilton,  late 
Lord  Mayor,  in  a  gold  box  of  the  value  of  twenty 
guineas,  in  testimony  of  his  unwearied  diligence,  spirit, 
and  activity  in  his  late  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  this 
city,  his  particular  attention  to  the  improvement  of 
B«Tenae.     its  revcnue,  and  to  the  preservation  of  the  peace  and 

Peace  of  i  ,  -     ,  .  ,. 

citj.  good  order  of  this  metropolis. 

"Resolved,  that  the  said  sum  of  twenty  guineas  be 

charged  by  the  treasurer  in  his  next  year's  accounts." 
Thanks.  [2.]  "Eesolved,  that  the  thanks  of  this  assembly  be 

eS£!V      given  to  William  James  and  John  Exshaw,  late  High 
§ier*iffi.      Sheriffs,  in  token  of  our  approbation  of  the  prudence, 

public  spirit,  and  integrity  manifested  by  them  in  that 

iinportant  station." 
^To^itj.       [3.]  Alderman  James  Hamilton,   late  Lord  Mayor. 

praying  to  be  paid  the  usual  sum  of  £500 :  whereupon 

it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Pajmant.     Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £600, 

sterling,  the  same  to  be  allowed  him  in  his  accounts, 

deducting  thereout  the  sum  of  one  hundred  guineas  in 

lieu  of  the  commons  ball. 
[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  to  sir  Samuel 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1780.  143 

Roll  xxiii,A.  Bradstreet,  baronet,  the  sum  of  £200 :   whereupon  it  itso. 

was  ordered,  that  the  sum  of  £200,  sterling,  be  granted  Beoorder. 
to  sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  baronet,  Recorder  of  the  city 
of  Dublin,  to  be  paid  by  the  city  treasurer  on  the  Lord  Payment 
Mayor's  warrant  and  allowed  in  his  accounts,  as  a 
testimony  of  the  services  done  by  him  to  the  citizens 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  for  one  year  ending  Midsummer 
last,  by  a  faithful  and  vigilant  discharge  of  his  duty 
as  Eecorder. 

m.  26  6.  [5.]  Alderman  Henry  Hart,  praying  to  be  continued  gjg^^ 

Ballast  Master :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  Maator. 
within  named  alderman  Henry  Hart  be  and  is  hereby 
elected  Ballast  Master   and  treasurer  to  the   Ballast 
Office  of  the  port  of  Dublin,  for  one  year  ending  next 
Michaelmas  assembly,  1781,  at  the  annual  salary  of  saiury. 
£160,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  securitj. 
of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  also  for  his  accounting 
justly  for  all  such  sums  of  money  as  he  shall  receive 
from  time  to  time,  as  shall  be  approved  of  by  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  said  security  to  be  entered  into 
in  ten  days  from  this  date  or  this  order  to  be  void. 

[6.1  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  a  new  gown  for  the  oown. 

*■     ■"  /  o  Knox, 

officer  of  commons :   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  o^^er  of 

*  '  commons. 

the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 

pay  Thomas  Knox  £6,  for  the  purpose  aforesaid.         Payment. 

[7.]  John  Waller,  praying  usual  allowance :  where-  waUer. 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the    above   named  John  Grant. 
Waller  the  sum  of  £3. 

[8.]  Ann  Heatly,  widow   sister  of   the   late   Doctor  H<»tiy, 
Lucas,  praying  aid:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 
pay  the  above  named  petitioner  the  sum  of  ten  guineas.  Grant. 

[9.]  Medicis  Oakes,  praying  usual  allowance :  where-  oakes. 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £11  7s.  6d,     G^t. 


144  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780 

1780.  [10.]  William  Osbrey,  praying  to  be  continued  in  the  mi  Kin  i 

cTtV*"'       office  of  Marshal  of  the  city  of  Dublin :  whereupon  it  ^ 

*'"*^***  was  ordered,  that  the  above  named  William  Osbrey 
be  and  is  hereby  continued  Marshal  Keeper  to  the  city 
of  Dublin  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  Michaelmas  assembly  1781,  with  all  the 
just  fees  and  perquisites  belonging  to  the  said  employ- 
ment and  that  the  petitioner  should  be  bound  in  a 

?f°^-  .  bond  of  £3,000,  and  find  three  securities,  each  to  be 
bound  in  a  separate  bond  of  £1,000,  for  indemnifying 
the  city  from  all  escapes  and  for  the  due  execution  of 
said  employment,  that  he  shall  on  Monday  in  eveiy  m.  23 

List  of  week  make  and  return  a  list  on  oath  of  every  person 
in  his  custody  upon  any  action  or  execution  or  other 

Thoiaei  process  whatsoever  from  the  city  or  Tholsel  court, 
distinguishing  at  whose  suit  such  person  or  persons 
was  or  were  committed  and  when  and  by  whom 
discharged  and  whether  such  person  hath  been  kept 
in  actual  custody  or  not,  said  security  to  be  approved 
of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  and  entered  into 
in  one  week  from  this  day  or  this  order  for  continuing 
the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

Taylor.  [H-]  Benjamin  Taylor,  praying  to  be  paid  half  a 

monies,  y^ar's  Salary  for  summonsing  prosecutors  in  criminal 
cases :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 

Payment,  do,  ou  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner 
the  sum  of  £22  15s.,  sterling,  in  consideration  of  his 
trouble  in  summonsing  prosecutors  and  pursuant  to 
the  above  petition. 

Trumbull.       [12.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  water  bailiff,  praying  to 


Persons  in 
cnstod/. 


water 


bailiff,        be  continued  in  office:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 

continued. 

the  above  named  Nathaniel  Trumbull  be  and  is  hereby 
continued  one  of  the  water  bailiffs  during  the  city*s 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas 
assembly  1781,  with  the  usual  fees  and  perquisites,  he 
giving  such  security  to  save  the  city  harmless,  and  for 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1780.  145 

Bou^riiiA.  tEe  faithful  execution  of  his  employment,  as  the  Lord  i^ao. 
Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of. 

[13.1  John  Purcell,  clerk  to  the  Sheriffs  and  Com-  ^^or^eii, 
mons,  for  usual  allowance :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  commoni. 
that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 
pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £22  15s.  payment. 

[14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Bar.  J.  Franchise. 
Coffey,  he  having  renounced  the  errors  of  the  church  co«fey. 
of  Eome  and  embraced  the  Protestant  religion :  where-  gj^^  <>' 
upon  it  was  granted,  gratis.  Si^'** 

[16.]  Peter  Friel,  to  be  appointed  clerk  to  the  Ballast  Priei, 
Master :  whereupon  it  was  ordered^  that  in  consideration 
of  the  petitioner's  father's  past  services  in  the  Ballast  ^^^ 
Office  and  his  present  distressed  circumstances,  he  be 
paid  out  of  the  Ballast  OflSce  fund  the  sum  of  £50,  Payment 
sterling,  the  same  to  be  allowed  on  the  Ballast  Office 
account. 

[16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  with  ^J^^*p® 
pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th 
day  of  October,  1780. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  attended  Report. 
m.  28  b,       very  particularly  to  the  business  to  us  committed  since 
our  last  report.     On  the  24th  day  of  July  last  your 
committee  met  and  finding  they  should  be  obliged  to 
break  up  several  parts  of  the  city  in  order  to  lay  new  New  mains, 
mains,  they  ordered  the  Town  Clerk  to  write  to  the 
commissioners  for  paving  informing  them,  that  they  Paving, 
were  ready  to  contract  for  the  square  pavement  of  such 
parts  as  should  be  broke  up,  and  in  answer  received  a 
letter    from    the    secretary    of    said    commissioners 
informing  them,  that  Mr.  James  Gernon,  the  contractor  Gemon, 

^  '  contractor. 

for  paving  Skinner  row,  through  part  of  which  the  skinner 
new  main  was  intended  to  be  laid,  could  not  repair  the 
same  less  than  13d.,  per  square  yard,  they  therefore 
agreed  to  pay  said  sum. 

VOt.  XXXI.  J* 


146  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1780. 

1780.  *0n  the  7th  day  of  August  last,  Francis  Gibbons  boii  «m.A. 

cimpiSlii    exhibited   a  complaint  before  your  committee  against 
Hw4fbj^»^^   William    Beaghan,   James    Murphy,    Richard   Boyle, 
James  Tommins,  Mr.  Shannon,  and  Mr.  Coogan,  for 
pounding  and  confining  the  water  on  the  29th  day  of 
July   last,    which    complaint    appearing   to    be    well 
Piwe*.         founded,  we  fined  them  in  the  sum  of  £10,  sterling, 
which  sum  was  afusrwards  paid  and  applied  as  by  law 
established.    We  ordered  your  engineer  to  have  the 
Marl-         mains    in    Marlborough    street    completed    with    all 
N^mains.  ^^P^^'i^i^n  and  also  to  lay  down  new  mains  in  order 
to  supply  that  part  of  the  liberty  within  the  juris- 
diction of  the  city  with  pipe  water. 
*  On   the    14th  day  of  August    aforesaid,  upon   an 
coie^aiiej.    application  from  the  inhabitants  of  Cole  alley.  Castle 
L^en       street,  we  ordered  that  a  leaden  main  should  be  laid 
"""•         therein  under  the  inspection  of  the  proper  ofiBcer  and 
that  the  rose  of  such  main  should  not  exceed  1|^  inches, 
ftr^"       Several  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  county  side  of  Britain 
^J^y        street  having  applied  to  us  for  a  supply  of  water  and 
they  being  willing  to  pay  a  sum  of  20s.  per  year  each 
for  such  supply,  we  ordered  that  a  proper  instrument 
should  be  drawn  up  for  the  said  inhabitants  to  sign 
and  when  signed,  that  they  should  have  a  sufficient 
supply.     Considering  it  reasonable  and  proper  that 
c^^.       the  Castle  of  Dublin  should  pay  a  proper  sum  yearly 
for  water,  the  consumption  therein  being  very  con- 
siderable, we  ordered  your   law   agent   to    prepare  a 
tS^STa'Jd^of  P^^P®^  memorial  to  be  presented  to  tiie  Board  of  Works 
Works.       re(iuesting  payment  in  future  for  supplying  said  place  m,  2r. 

and  that  said  memorial  should  also  contain  a  demand 
Arrears,      of  arrcars  since  the  commencement  of  tlie  pipe  water 

act. 
i>yers.  i  q^  ^j^^  25th  day  of  September  last  we  again  met  and 

NUjhoiae      scveral  private  dyers  in  the  parish  of  Saint  Nicholas 
parigh."*^     Without  having  by  an  instrument  from  under  their 


DITBLIN    ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1780.  147 

R«.inixm.A.  hands  agreed  to  pay  annually  10s.  each,  over  and  above  itso. 
the  rent  usually  paid  by  a  private  consumption,  weR^ut. 
ordered  that  the   proper    oflBcer    should    immediately 
proceed  in  laying  down  an  entire  new  sot  of  pipes  for 
their  use. 

*0n  the  16th  day  of  October  instant  we  met  and 
messieurs  George  Gee  and  Nathaniel  Walker  having  ^^^^^^ 
applied  to  us,  to  be  considered  for  their  extraordinary 
trouble  in  their  care  and  attention  to  the  works,  we 
are  of  opinion,  that  they  be  each  paid  a  sum  of  £10.'     Payment. 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con-  order, 
firmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[17.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  setting  the  cleansing  of  the  ^l^^^ 
streets  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  day 
of  October,  1780. 

*  We  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours,  that  James  Report. 
Smith  who  formerly  undertook  the  cleansing  of  lots  smith. 
Nos.  2.  3.  9.  and  10.  on  the  north  side  of  the  river 
LiflFey  for  three  years,  having  failed  in  his  circum- 
stances and  not  being  able  to  fulfil  his  contract  with 
your  honours,  the  Lord  Mayor  exonerated  him  there- 
from and  set  the  cleansing  the  lots  No.  2.  3.  and  9. 

by  private  contract  to  John  Connolly  for  six  months  conuoiiy. 
from  25th  March  aforesaid  for  the  sum  of  £95,  sterling, 
and  lot  No.  10.  including  Marlborough  street,  which 
was  omitted  to  be  inserted  in  said  number  as  laid  down 
by  the  docket,  to  John  Keating  for  the  same  term  for  Keating. 
£30,  and  the  said  Connolly  and  Keating  having 
declined  cleansing  the  same  longer. 

*  We  caused  an  advertizement  to  be  inserted  in  the  ^je^t^"*' 
public  papers  for  setting  the  said  lots  on  Monday  the 

m.27b.  19th  day  of  September  last,  when  we  met  and  set  the 
two  following  lots  to  the  following  persons  for  two 
years  being  the  terms  unexpired,  commencing  the  29th 
day  of  September  aforesaid,  that  is  to  say,  lot  No.  9. 


148 


DUBLIK    ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1780. 


1780. 

Walsh. 

Keating 


M'Cabe. 


Hamilton. 


Douogb. 


Darcey. 


Donafh. 


to  James  Walsh  for  £66  ITs.  6d.,  and  lot  No.  10.  to  ^%^'' 
John  Keating  for  £66  ITs.  6d.,  and  there  not  appearing 
a  sufficient  number  of  persons  who  would  undertake  the 
cleansing  of  the  other  two  lots,  we  caused  a  further 
notice  to  be  published  for  setting  the  same  on  the  26th 
day  of  September  aforesaid,  when  we  met  and  having 
then  received  a  memorial  from  John  M'Cabe,  praying 
to  be  exonerated  from  his  contract  to  cleanse  lot  No.  4. 
on  the  north  side,  thereby  to  enable  him  to  bid  for  the 
cleansing  of  the  said  lots  No.  2.  and  3.,  we  therefore 
exonerated  him  therefrom  and  set  up  the  said  lots  No. 
2.  and  3.  together,  and  the  said  John  M*Cabe  having 
agreed  to  cleanse  the  said  two  lots  for  £160,  and  not 
finding  any  person  inclined  to  cleanse  for  a  less  sum, 
we  set  the  said  lots  to  the  said  John  M*Cabe. 

*0n  the  same  day  Eichard  Hamilton  preferred  a 
memorial  to  us,  to  be  exonerated  from  cleansing  lot 
No.  12,  your  committee  taking  the  same  into  considera- 
tion, exonerated  him  therefrom  and  ordered  an 
advertizement  to  be  inserted  for  the  cleansing  of  said 
lots  No.  4.  and  12.  on  the  4th  day  of  October  instant 
for  two  years  from  the  29th  day  of  September  last, 
being  the  term  unexpired,  on  which  said  last  mentioned 
day  we  met,  and  James  Donogh  having  then  declined 
the  cleansing  of  lots  No.  16.  and  17.  on  the  south  side 
of  the  river,  his  contract  being  expired,  and  sufficient 
number  of  people  not  attending,  who  were  inclined 
to  cleanse  the  said  four  last  mentioned  lots,  we  post- 
poned the  setting  of  the  same  until  the  9th  day  of 
October  instant,  we  again  met  and  pursuant  to  adver- 
tizement set  up  lot  No.  12.  on  the  south  side  and  Patrick 
Darcey  having  agreed  to  cleanse  the  same  for  £36,  and  m.* 
no  person  then  appearing  who  would  do  it  for  less, 
we  let  the  same  to  him ;  we  also  set  lot  No.  17.  on  the 
same  side  to  James  Donagh  for  £90,  no  person  having 
proposed  to  cleanse  the  same  for  a  less  smn. 


DTTBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780.  149 

Boiixxm.4.     *Wg  further  inform  your  honours,  that  there  notiv-w). 
appearing  a  sufficient  number  of  people  inclined  to  bid 
for  the  cleansing  of  lot  No.  4.  on  the  north  side  and 
lot  No.  16.  on  the  south  side,  we  postponed  the  sotting 
of  said  lots  until  Monday  the  16th  October  instant, 
on  which  day  we  met  and  Richard  Hamilton  having  Hamilton, 
proposed  to  cleanse  lot  No.  15.  including  Spitalfields  spiiAifiei.u. 
and  the  Comb  up  to  No.  40.  for  £45,  and  no  person  <^"»^ 
having  bid  a  less  sum,  we  set  the  same  to  him  for  said 
gum,  and  also  set  lot  No.  4.  to  William  Harvey  for  the  Harrey. 
sum  of  £99,  there  not  appearing  any  person  inclined 
to  cleanse  the  same  for  a  less  sum.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the    committee's    report  o«*der. 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  com- 
mittee continued. 

[18.]  Edward  Scriven,  setting  forth  that  the  com-  scnven 
mittee  to  whom  his  memorial  was  referred  have  made 
their  report  of  the  26th  day  of  September,  1780. 

*  We,  the  committee  appointed  to  settle  the  accounts  Re^^""^" 
of  Edward  Scriven,  met  upon  that  occasion  and  after 
minutely  examining  the  same,  find  that  he  hath  trans- 
acted the  city  business  from  Trinity  term  1780,  which  bishieus. 
with  the  several   sums   of  money  disbursed   by  him 
amount  in  the  whole  to  £413  Is.  8|d.,  sterling,  and  that 
he  has  received  and  for  which  he  has  given  credit  the 
sum  of  £12  Os.  9Jd.,  so  that  there  remains  due  to  him  sum  dne. 
the  sum  of  £401  Os.  lid.,  which  we  are  of  opinion 
and  do  recommend   he   be   paid.    We   inform    your 
honours,  that  the  principal  part  of  the  said  bill  has 
m.966.       been  taxed  by  the  proper  officer,  the  remainder  being 
incidental    disbursemenis    and    business    could    not 
undergo  a  regular  taxation.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  or^icr. 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment 


J  50 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1780. 


ir-^u. 


r)ttt/  of 

inferior 
dty  offlcem. 


ICoiMirt. 


Barneit  and 
oihurs. 


Serjeants  at 


Dimnissed. 


Uestored. 


Api>oiute(1. 


Order. 


City  ]eD» 


the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £401  Os.  lid.,  the  same  to  bou  xxiiu 
be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[19.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  that  the  com- 
mittee appointed  for  inspecting  the  duty  of  inferior 
city  officers  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  28th 
day  of  September,  1780. 

*  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the 
duty  of  inferior  city  officers,  to  whom  the  petitions  of 
John  Karnett,  William  Stordy,  John  Vernon  O'Neill, 
Thomas  Afassey,  David  Gass,  and  John  Giles,  late 
Serjeants  at  mace,  praying  to  be  restored  to  their  former 
offices,  and  also  the  petition  of  William  Eustace  praying 
to  be  appointed  a  serjeant  at  mace  were  referred,  met 
on  the  23rd  day  of  August  last,  and  having  enquired 
minutely  into  the  conduct  of  the  several  petitions,  are 
of  opinion  that  John  Barnett,  John  Vernon  O'Neill  or 
John  Giles  are  not  fit  or  proper  persons  to  be  restored  to 
their  respective  employments,  but  from  some  favourable 
circumstances  appearing  to  us  in  favour  of  William 
Stordy,  Thomas  Massoy  and  David  Gass,  we  are 
induced  to  think  thom  proper  persons  to  be  restored 
on  their  severally  entering  into  security  for  the  faithful 
discharge  of  their  respective  duty  in  such  office  of 
Serjeants  at  mace  but  not  otherwise,  and  we  are  also 
of  opinion  that  William  Eustace  be  appointed  a 
Serjeant  at  mace  during  your  honours'  pleasure,  not 
exceeding  one  year  upon  his  taking  the  usual  oath 
and  entering  into  sufficient  security  for  the  faithful 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office,  all  which  i8m.25. 
submitted  to  your  honours.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly'-  and  the  com- 
mittee continued. 

[20.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee   appointed   for  inspecting  city  leases  near 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780.  IBl 

m?25"'"*^*  expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  21st  day  itso. 
of  September,  1780. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  28th  B«port. 
day  of  August  last  pursuant  to  public  advertizement 

for  setting  by  public  cant  for  three  lives  renewable  P"^*^»<5<»n*- 
within  70  years  or  99  years  to  be  computed  from  the 
2Bth  day  of  March,  1781,  at  the  option  of  the  taker, 
several   plots    of   ground   in    Suffolk   street,  Qrafton  ground! 
street,  and  Exchequer  street,  as  laid  down  in  lots  by  gtlfei!" 
your  surveyor,  and  accordingly  set  up  the  following  itilet?" 

,    ,            .  Exchequer, 

lots,    VIZ.: street. 

*  No.  1.  in  Suffolk  street  containiim  22  feet  in  front,  suifoik 

°  '  street. 

to  William  Adair  at  lis.  6d.  per  foot. 

'No.  2.  in  said  street- containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  William  Smith  at  12s.  6d.  per  foot. 

*No.  3.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  Thomas  M*Mahon,  at  14s.  per  foot. 

*No.  4.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  Thomas  Todderick  at  13s.  6d.  per  foot. 

*  No.  5.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  Thomas  Todderick  at  12s.  per  foot. 

*  No.  6.  in  Grafton  street  containing  23  feet  in  front,  ^^^^° 
to  Nugent  Booker  at  £1  5s.  per  foot. 

*No.  7.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  Nugent  Booker  at  £1.  per  foot. 

*  No.  8.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  Thomas  Todderick  at  18s.  per  foot. 

*No.  9.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  Christopher  Myers  at  £1  Is.  per  foot. 

*  No.  10.  in  Suffolk  street  containing  23  feet  in  front,  Suffolk 
to  Elmes  Heally  at  16s.  6d.  per  foot. 

*No.  11.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  John  Eose  at  IBs  per  foot. 

*No.  12.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  John  Eose  at  15s.  per  foot. 


m.  25  b. 


152  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780. 

sSi  *  ^^'  ^^*  ^^  ^^^^  street  containing  23  feet  in  front,  J^^"^'-^ 

street        to  John  Rose  at  168.  6d.  per  foot. 

*No.  14.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  John  Rose  at  17s.  per  foot.  / 

*  No.  15.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  John  Rose  at  18s.  per  foot. 

*  No.  16.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  John  Giffard  at  20s.  per  foot. 

?S^  *  No.  17.  in  Grafton  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 

to  John  Giffard  at  £2  6s.  per  foot. 

*No.  18.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  William  Ralph  at  £1  10s.  per  foot. 

*No.  19.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  John  Exshaw  at  £1  10s.  6d.  per  foot. 

*  No.  20.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  Patrick  ifathews  at  £1  7s.  6d.  per  foot. 

*No.  21.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  Edward  Byrne  at  £1  7s.  6d.  per  foot. 

*  No.  22.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  George  Grant  at  £1  Os.  6d.  per  foot. 

'No.  23.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  George  Grant  at  19s.  per  foot. 

*  No.  24.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front,  m.  24 
to  alderman  John  Darragh  at  16s.  6d.  per  foot. 

*No.  25.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  alderman  John  Darragh  at  £1  3s.  3d.  per  foot. 
SSJtT*'       '  ^^-  26.  in  Exclieqiier  streM  containing  22  feet  in 
front,  to  Edward  Tracy  at  10s.  per  foot. 

'No.  27.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  Edward  Tracy  at  lis.  per  foot. 

*No.  28.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  Thomas  Myler  at  14s.  6d.  per  foot. 

'No.  29.  in  said  street  containing  14  feet  in  front, 
with  liberty  to  build  over  and  under  the  gateway,  to 
Thomas  Myler  at  14s.  6d.  per  foot. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1780.  1B3 

B^Mxxifia       '  No.  30.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front,  i78o. 

to  James  Dowlin  at  128.  6d  per  foot.  SJL^^'*' 

*  We  again  met  on  the  4th  day  of  September  instant 
in  order  to  set  the  following  lots  in  Exchequer  street, 
videlicet  : 

'Ko.  31.  in  Exchequer  street  containing  22  feet  in 
front  to  William  Adair  at  8s.  per  foot. 

•No.  32.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  John  Locker  at  10s.  per  foot. 

*Xo.  33.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front 
to  John  Locker  at  10s.  per  foot. 

*^"o.  34.  in  said  street  containing  23  feet  in  front, 
to  John  Locker  at  9s.  per  foot. 

*No.  35.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  William  Smith  at  10s.  6d.  per  foot. 

*^^o.  36.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  William  Smith  at  lis.  6d.  per  foot. 

*Ifo.  37.  in  said  street  containing  22  feet  in  front, 
to  Andre\\'  Culloden  at  12s.  6d.  per  foot. 

'And  a  piece  of  irregular  ground  taken  oflF  said  lot 
No.  37.  to  Edward  Beatty  at  20s.  a  year. 

'Your  committee  inform  your  honours,  that  tliey  at 
the  time  of  setting  declared  to  the  several  takers,  that  Taker., 
their  several  and  respective  rents  should  commence  on  Rents 
the  29th   day  of  September,  1781,  and   they   are    of 
opinion  and  do  recommend  that  leases  be  forthwith  L3a«e.. 
made  to  the  said  several  and  respective  takers,  either  for 
three  lives  renewable  within  70  years  or  for  99  years 
at  the  option  of  such  taker  at  the  said  several    and 
»-24*.      respective   rents    with   capon   money  to  commence  as  c^pon 
s-foresaid.  "*^°*^' 

'Tour  committee  further  inform  your  honours,  that 
on  the  said  4th  day  of  September  last  they  proceeded  to 
set  by  public  cant,  pursuant  to  advertizement,  for  a  Puwiccant. 
term  of  three  lives  renewable  within  70  years  or  for 
99  years  at  the  option  of  the  taker  from  the  26th  day 


IB4 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780. 


1780. 
Lands. 

Ballycullen. 
QraoKe. 


Warren. 


Hamilton. 


Sarage. 


Hamilton. 


Darraffh. 


Terms. 


Kent. 


Leases. 


Hamilton. 


of    March  next  old   style,   all    that    the    lands    ot^^^^'- 
Ballycullen  and  Grange  part  of  your  estate,  as  also 
laid  down  in  lots  by.  your  surveyor  and  accordingly 
let  the  said   lands  in    the  following  manner    to   the 
following  persons,  videlicet. 

*  Lot  No.  1.  containing  90  acres  1  rood  4  perches, 
to  alderman  Nathaniel  Warren,  at  £1  2s.  by  the  acre. 

*Lot  No.  2.  containing  67  acres  2  roods  4  perches, 
to  alderman  James  Hamilton,  Lord  Mayor,  at  £1  Is. 
per  acre. 

*  Lot  No.  3.  containing  57  acres  2  roods  28  perches, 
to  Thomas  Savage,  at  £1  7s.  per  acre. 

'Lot  No.  4.  containing  61  acres  1  rood  32  perches, 
to  Thomas  Savage,  at  £1  6s.  per  acre. 

*Lot  No.  6.  containing  95  acres  31  perches,  to 
Thomas  Savage,  at  £1  12s.  per  acre. 

*  Lot  No.  6.  containing  64  acres  1  rood  6  perches, 
we  set  in  the  following  manner,  23  acres  26  perches 
whereof  we  agreed  to  set  to  James  Hamilton,  esquire, 
at  such  an  acreable  rent  as  the  remainder  of  said  lot 
should  set  at  upon  the  cant  and  alderman  John  Darragh 
being  the  highest  bidder  for  the  remaining  41  acres 
20  perches  at  the  rent  of  £1  7s.  6d.  an  acre,  we  therefore 
set  the  said  64  acres  1  rood  5  perches,  in  the  proportions 
above  to  the  said  James  Hamilton  and  John  Darragh 
at  £1  7s.  6d.  an  acre. 

*  We  further  inform  your  honours,  that  the  terms 
proposed  on  the  said  settings  were  that  one  fourth  part 
of  the  rent  payable  by  the  several  takers  of  the  said 
lands  should  be  fined  down  at  the  rate  of  15  years'  m.  sa. 
purchase,  and  we  are  of  opinion  that  leases  should  be 
forthwith  made  out  to  the  several  takers  of  the  said 
several  lots,  as  also  to  the  said  James  Hamilton  for 

the  said  piece  of  ground  so  agreed  to  be  set  to  him 
at  the  said  several  and  respective  rents  with  capon 
money. 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1780.  1B5 


'On  the  21st  day  of  September  aforesaid,  we  met  i7»- 
^d  took   into    consideration    the    petition    of  James 
"^f'Andrew    and   Andrew   Gallagher    referred    to    us,  M^ndrew. 
praying  to  be  paid  a  sum  of  £26  2s.,  for  their  trouble 
^®  keepers  on  ground  in  Corn-market  part  of  vourcorn. 

h  X  .  market. 

'lonours'  estate  for  241  days,  and  we  having  maturely 
^^sidered  the  same  are  of  opinion  that  they  be  paid  Payment, 
^siita  of  twelve  guineas  in  full  for  their  said  demand.' 

^^    was  thereupon  granted,   the   committee's   report  order. 
J^^firmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  as 

^^^as  Savage,  the  taker  of  lots  No.  3.  4.  and  5.  of  savnge. 
.    ^^tids  of  Ballycullen  and  Grange,  hath  not  complied 
.  ^    the  terms  of  the  setting  thereof,  that  the  com-  setting. 
of>t    ^^   ^    empowered  to   set   the  same  again,   first 
vu       ^^ing  from  the  said  Thomas  Savage  a  resignation 

\^.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
Ballast  Office    to   the   general    assembly  the  18th  of  b^J^^ 
October,  1780. 

*  Your  committee,  since  their   last    report   to   your  Report. 
honours,    continued    the    repairs    of    the    piles    and  piie» 
gabbards,  and  the  gabbard   building  by   Mr.  Hugh  oabbards. 
^lurphy  for  the  office  is  in  great  forwardness.      We 

have  made  a  considerable  progress  in  building  300 
feet  of  new  wall  and  will  soon  have  it  in  a  condition  New  waii. 
not  to  be  damaged  by  bad  weather  during  the  winter. 
We  beg  leave  to  represent  to  your  honours,  that 
^r-  Richarrl  Broughton,  their  clerk,  has  been  always  ^j^^'^^f^^"* 
paid  a  gratuity  at  the  end  of  every  three  years  before 
^he  appointment  of  a  new  committee,  and  they  recom- 
■^f  your  honours  shall  think  fit)  that  he  be  paid  twenty  PaymenJ. 
§^ineas  as  usual. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  ^'^sb. 
^^'e  have  examined   and   find   there  is   a   balance  of  ^^^'^^'^ 
^M  Os.  8d.,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 


166  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1780. 

1780.  deducting  £4,321  16s.  9d.,  overpaid  on  the  account  ofi^uoiii 

the  public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman 
Hart.         Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £893  3s.  lid. 

*We  further  report  that  since  the  death  of  the  late 

f2JilS«d.     ^I^r.  Smith  your  lordvship  and  honours'  engineer,  that 

is  for  the  space  of  4^  years  last  past,  the  works  of  the 

h^n^        Ballast  Office,  the  lighthouse  and  the  cassoon  have  been  «•»*• 

viarpyie.     carried  on  under    the    direction    of    Mr.  Vierpyle,  a 

worthy  member  of  the  common  council  of  this  city, 

that  by  the  skilful  and  judicious  management,  said 

works  have  been  very  much  extended  and  improved, 

and  that  the  expenses  of  carrying  them  on  have  very 

considerably  diminished,  that  the  late  Mr.  Smith  was 

saUnr.       employed  at   a   salary  of  £200,  per  annum,  but   that 

Mr.  Vierpyle  has   conducted   the   works  without   the 

smallest  gratuity  or  reward,  that  it  will  at  all  times  be 

necessary  to  have  those  works  carried  on  under  the 

inspection  of  a  skilful  and  experienced  person,  but  as 

Mr.  Vierpyle  does  not  intend  to  become  a  member  of 

the  new  common  council,  the  city  will  have  no  title  to 

Assisunce.  his  assistauce  without  properly  rewarding  his  trouble 

for  the  same,  your  committee  therefore  recommend  that 

your  Lordship  will  take  the  premises  into  consideration, 

all  which  is  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  nine  of  the  committee.' 

20th  October,  1780. 

Order.  Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made 

an  act  of  assembly,  and  thai  the  committee  be 
empowered  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper  and 

Beward.  also  bc  empowered  to  reward  Mr.  Vierpyle  for  his 
past  services  in  such  manner  as  they  shall  think  fit. 

Baiia«t  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  19th 

OflSce 

accounts,  day  of  July,  1780,  to  the  18th  day  of  October,  1780, 
exclusive. 


DXTBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1780. 


167 


BoU  XXiiiA. 

m.  2S  6,                                                           Ballast  Office,  Dr. 
To  balance  of  last  quarterns  abstract 

1780. 
BaUfut 
£     B.   d.  Office 
..      5066  13  lOi  »<^coants. 

To  cash  received  since 

..      1209  13    1 

£6,275    6  Hi 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

£    8.   d. 

'                     By  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast 

..       208  18    4 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  the  piles 

.  ..        100  18    0 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

..       175  13    9 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  gabbards 

439    4    1 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  expenses 

74  12    li 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

9    0    0 

By  cash  paid  interest 

52    0    0 

By  balance 

..      5215    0    8 

£0,275    0  111 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

£    s.d. 

To  ca»h  received  at  ,the  treasury  in  part  of  the  parliamentary 

grant  of  sessions  1779  for  £3,000  ..  ..  ..     1000    0    0 

To  balance  over  expended  . .  . .  . .  . .      4321  16    9 


£5,321  16    9 


Per  contra,  Gr. 

By  balance  over  expended  of  last  quarter's  abstract 
By  cash  expended  this  quarter  on  the  pier .. 


£    s.  d. 

467117  1 

649  19  8 

£5,32116  9 


[22.]  The  report  of  the  Pilot  committee. 


Pilot 
•.        ^  -  eommit'tee. 

*  Setting     forth,    that    we,    the    committee    elected  Keport. 
pursuant   to   act   of   parliament   for  regulating    the 
pilotage,  havenage,    and    lighterage    in    the    port    of 
Dublin,  do  think  it  our  duty  to  inform  your  Lordship  Jl,^;^^- 
and  honours,  that  since  our  former  rei)ort  of  the  16th  ^"^**"' 
of  October,  1777,  we  have  expended  considerable  sums  Money 

.  ,       expended. 

of  money  on  keeping  the  buoys  or  chains  on  the  banks  BmY^s. 
and  the  river  moorings  and  land  ties  in  proper  repair  Moorings. 
and  we  have  the  satisfaction  to  inform  your  Lordship 


168 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780. 


1780. 
Buoys. 


Balauce, 


Income. 

FruK-al 

manner. 


Katinf?. 
Drinking. 


Crder. 


Balance. 


Debt. 


Acconnfc. 


Debt- 
Law  agent 


Pmucbise. 


Declara- 
tion. 


and  honours  that  since  that  periods  we  have  not  lost  bou  xeui-a 

m.  22. 

any  of  our  buoys.  That  by  tlie  state  of  our  funds  on 
settling  the  Ballast  Master's  account  to  tlie  1st  of  May 
last,  there  appeared  a  balance  in  his  hands  of 
£43  13s.  Bd.  sterling.  We  assure  your  Lordship  and 
honours,  tJiat  the  whole  income  of  this  office  is  expended 
in  the  most  frugal  manner,  solely  for  the  purposes  of 
the  act,  not  one  shilling  thereof  being  lavished  in  either 
eating  or  drinking. 

*  Signed  by  eleven  of  the  committee." 

20t]i  October,  1780. 

Ordered,  that  this  corporation  cannot  help  expressing 
their  concern,  that  so  oeconomical  a  body  as  the  Pilot 
committee  should  not,  in  the  course  of  so  many  years 
since  the  commencement  of  the  Pilot  Act,  (without 
eating  or  drinking)  have  reserved  no  greater  balance 
than  £43  13s.  6^d.,  so  as  to  have  enabled  them  to 
discharge  a  large  debt  incurred  and  due  to  this  city 
for  the  passing  of  the  said  act.  It  is  therefore  ordered, 
that  the  said  committee  do  return  to  the  next  assembly 
an  account  of  the  receipts  and  disbursements  for  the 
last  three  years,  that  for  the  future  the  Pilot  committee 
do  apply  the  redundancy  of  their  office  in  discharge  of 
the  said  debt,  and  that  the  law  agent  be  empowered 
to  call  upon  the  said  committee  for  that  purpose. 

1780.  October  20. — Admissions  to  franchise. 
1780.  October  20. — Declaration  and  signatures. 


F.B. 

B.  lOd. 
C.3. 


Address. 

Ea- 1  Bnck- 

inghaui- 

shire. 


1780.  November  29. — Post  Assembly.  u.  a. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  to  prepare  an  address  to  his  m.  22*. 
excellency  John,  earl  Buckinghamshire,  lord  lieutenant 
of  Ireland,  on  his  departure  from  this  kingdom,  have 
prepared  the  annexed  address  and  praying  to  have  the 
same  engrossed,  put  under  tlie  city  seal  and  presented 
to  his  excellency :  whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  the 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1780.  159 

fi*n  miu  annexed  address  as  it  now   stands   be  engrossed,  put  itsoi 

under  the  city  seal,  and  presented  to  his  excellency  the  city«*i. 
lord  lieutenant. 

1780.  December  6. — Post  Assembly. 
[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  tiie 
committee  appointed  to  reconsider  the  address  to  his 
excellency  the  lord  lieutenant  on  his  depariure  from  this  Addrew. 
kingdom,  have  reconsidered  the  same,  therefore  prayinpr  J^^'^{"»- 
to  have  the  same  engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal, 
and  presented  to  his  excellency  the  lord  lieutenant : 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  annexed  address  as 
it  now  stands  be  engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal 
and  presented  to  his  excellency  the  lord  lieutenant. 

[2.]  The  following  address  was  accordingly  prepared, 
put  under  the  city  seal,  and  presented  to  his  excellency.  City  seal 

Address. 

'  To  his  excellency  John,  earl  Buckinghamshire,  lor«l  ^^r^^' 
lieutenant  general  and  general  governor  of  Ireland,      hnnwhu^'e. 

'The  humble  address  of  the  Lord  Mayor,  SherifFs, 
commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin  in  common 
council  assembled. 
'  May  it  please  your  excellency. 

'We,  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens  Re^rretat 
of  the  city  of  Dublin*  beg  leave  to  express  our  sincere  of  dflier^ 

governor. 

regret  at  the  departure  of  a  chief  governor  to  whom  this 
kingdom  is  so  much  indebted  and  whose  faithful  repre- 
sentation to  his  majesty  of  its  distress  has  been  attended 
with  sucli  singular  advantages. 
*  An  administration  honourably  distinguished  by  a  AduiiuiB- 

,.,  .  -I        *  •      •  tratiou. 

liberal  and  [X)litical  removal  of  so  many  restrictions 

on  the  commerce  of  Ireland,  must  ever  be  held  in  esteem  commerce 

-  of  Ireland. 

ra.21         by  a  nation  so  remarkable  for  its  gratitude  as  loyalty 
to  its  sovereign. 


160  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1780-1781 

1780.  *  We  are  perfectly  satisfied,  that  your  excellency  will  buU  am.^. 
offices.        continue  to  exert  your   good   offices   between  the  two 

kingdoms  and  promote  to  the  utmost  of  your  power, 
whatever  can  contribute  to  strengthen  the  bands  of 

Friendship,  friendship  and  affection  which  unite  them.  By  such  a 
faithful  discharge  of  your  duty,  your  excellency  will 
continue  to  possess,  what  we  most  sincerely  wish,  that 
heartfelt  satisfaction  which  arises  from  conscious 
rectitude. 

*  In  testimony  whereof,  we  have  caused  the  common 

gJif  seal  of  the  said  city  to  be  hereunto  affixed,  the  6th  day 

of  December,  1780.' 

1781.  1781.  January  2. — Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  elect  fifteen 

aldermen  and  fifteen  common  council  men  to  act  as 

BioSSSIfor   commissioners  for  paving,  pursuant  to  an  act  in  that 

pn-ving. 

case  made  and  provided:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  following  aldermen,  to  wit,  aldermen  Crampton, 
Sankey,  air  Thomas  Blackall,  Hart,  Emerson,  Dunn, 
sir  Anthony  King,  Hamilton,  Darragh,  Warrea,  Horan, 
Shiel,  Alcock,  Alexander,  and  Rose  be  and  are  hereby 
appointed  commissioners  by  ballot  for  carrying  said 
act  into  execution,  and  that  said  aldermen  be 
distributed  in  the  several  divisions  in  the  following 
manner,  to  wit. 

AWermen.       1st.  Divisiou,  aldormeu  Hamilton*  Alcock,  Shiel. 

2nd.       „  aldermen  Darragh,  Alexander,  Hart. 

3rd       „  aldermen     Crampton,      Sankey,     sir 

Thomas  Blackall. 
4th.        „  aldermen  Emerson,  Dunn,  Rose. 

5th.       „  aldermen  sir  A.  King,  Warren,  Horan. 

Common         ^^^  ^^^^  ^^^  commous  do  elect  fifteen  of  the  common 
m(Sr°'^       council  men  by  ballot  to  be  distributed  in  the  said  wards 
as  the  said  act  directs. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  161 

2^81°^*'     1st.  Division,  Hugh  Crothers,  John  Wilson,  Samuel  J^-^^ 

Read.  Srr" 

2nd.      „  George    Sutton.    John    Binns,    John 

Sutton. 
3rd.       „  John  Exshaw,  Thomas  Myler,  Thomas 

Fleming. 
4th.       „  William  M'Cready,  Benjamin  Smith, 

Ambrose  Leet. 
6th.   •    „  William  Witherington,  James  Napper 

Tandj?^,  Richard  ifanders. 

'Killner  Swettenham. — James  Hamilton. — Benjamin 
Geale.— William  Dunn. — ^Thomas  Greene. — John  Rose. 
— William  Alexander. — John  Darragh. — James  Horan. 
— George  Alcock.' 

"  '^'  1781.  January  19.— Fourth  Friday  after  the  25th  of 

December,  1780. 

[1.]  Auditors  of  the  city  accounts  for  the  last  year  Auditor  of 
or  any  nine  of  them.  accountB. 

Aldermen  Crampton,  Sankey,  Fetherston,  Hart, 
Emerson,  Dunn,  Lynam,  Horan,  Alcock,  messieurs 
S.  Burrowes,  Ginn,  Houghton,  Worthington,  James 
irCullock,  F.  M'Mahon,  Moncrieflfe,  Samuel  Reed, 
Darley,  Leech,  Leet,  Creighton,  James  Lane,  Myles, 
John  Binns,  Howison,  Home,  Pemberton. 

[2.]  "  Resolved  unanimously,  that  it  be  an  instruction 
to  the  committee  for  enquiring  how  the  city  revenues  citj 
may  be  increased  and  its  expenses  lessened,  to  prepare 
a  plan  whereby  the  city's  expenses  may  not  in  any  e^„^ 
year  exceed  its  revenues,  and  that  they  do  report  the  BevenuM. 
same  to  the  next  general  assembly. 

"  19th  January,  1781." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani- 
mously agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the 
above  resolution. 

[3.]  The    gentlemen     of     the    Board    of    Aldermen  ^^J^°^ 
VOL,  xm  M 


162 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1781. 


1781. 

Conference. 

Loan. 


Denuuida. 


Beiolntion. 


Debtntaree. 

Pipe  water 
fund. 


Cori>oni- 
tion  fund. 


Hume. 


Concur- 
rence. 


Expenses 
for  state 
coach. 


Payment. 
Hamilton. 


City  pipe 
water. 


Beport. 


Field. 


appointed  to  confer  with  certain  gentlemen  of  thejj^'^*- 
commons  to  consider  of  the  expediency  of  borrowing 
a  sum  of  money  for  the  purpose  of  discharging  the 
several  present  demands  upon  the  corporation,  having 
reported  that  a  sum,  not  less  than  £B,000  is  immediately 
necessary  to  be  raised  for  this  purpose. 

Eallner  Swettenham,  Lord  Mayor. 

"  Resolved  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Alder-  m.  ss  *. 
men,  that  the  said  sum  of  £5,000  be  immediately 
raised  by  ten  debentures  of  £B00  each,  at  legal  interest, 
videlicet,  £2,000  upon  the  pipe  water  fund  to  continue 
and  effectually  carry  on  the  pipe  water  works,  and 
£3,000  upon  the  general  fund  of  the  corporation,  in 
order  particularly  to  pay  off  £1,600  the  debt  to  Mr. 
Hume  by  debentures,  for  which  he  has  commenced  a 
suit,  and  other  immediate  pressing  demands  upon  the 
corporation." 

To  which  resolution,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of 
Aldermen  request  the  concurrence  of  the  Sheriffs  and 
Commons. — Allowed. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  reimburse  the  late 
Lord  Mayor  his  expenses  in  providing  horses  and 
servants  for  the  state  coach :  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 
pay  alderman  James  Hamilton,  late  Lord  Mayor,  the 
sum  of  £50  sterlings  for  the  purposes  above  mentioned, 
the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  heretofore  appointed  for  better  supplying  the 
city  with  pipe  water,  made  the  annexed  report  of  the 
21st  day  of  December,  1780. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  carefully 
attended  to  the  business  to  us  committed  since  our  last 
report,  on  the  20th  day  of  November  last  we  met,  and 
having  been  applied  to  by  a  Mr.  Field  for  liberty  to 


BITBLnr  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1781.  163 

^jfjfi^  build  a  bridge  over  the  water  course  at  Dolphin's  Bam,  i^- 

we  gave  him  leave  to  do  so  under  the  inspection  of  g;^^'" 
Mr.  Mylne,  but  at  the  entire  expense  of  said  Field; 
on  the  same  day  we  gave  directions  that  the  Town  cuS. 
^^'       Clerk  should  write  to  Mr.  Domville,  requiring  him  to  Domriue. 
cause  his  two  necessary  houses  over  the  water  course 
to  be  immediately  removed,  which  being  done,  Mr. 
Domville  thereupon   caused    the   seats   thereof   to    be 
removed  and  levelled  to  the  ground  and  the  walls  of 
the  houses  only  remain  standing.       Your  committee  Hou»e«. 
thinking  it   but  just  and   equitable  that  the  earl  of  E«rto' 
Meath  should  be  at  some  part  of  the  expense,  that  may 
in  future  increase  in  repairing  the  breaches  that  may  "SIch«. 
happen  in  his  liberty,  caused  the  Town  Clerk  to  write 
to  him,  informing  his  lordship  that  they  will  in  future 
expect  that  he  should  be  at  two  thirds  of  such  expense 
as  may  increase  for  repairing  such  breaches.    On  the 
18th  day  of  December  we  again  met,  pursuant  to  a  late 
requisition  of  the  Grand  Canal  company,  to  ascertain  ^^ 
their  demands  for  a  supply  of  water  for  one  year  ending  Demanda. 
the  26th  March,  1779,  and  then  went  into  that  business, 
being  attended  by  a  sub-committee  of  the  Grand  Canal 
company.,  and  finding  the  gross  produce   of  the   pipe  Produce, 
water  revenue  for  that  year  amounted  to  £6,939  Os. 
6}d.,  and  that  £10  per  cent,  on  said  sum  amounted  to 
£693  18s.,  your  committee  was  therefore  of  opinion, 
that  the  said  canal  company  be  paid  the  said  sum  of  Pnyment 
£693  18s.,  in  full  for  the  year  ending  the  25th  March, 
1779.' 
vLVh,         It  was  thereupon    granted,  the    committee's    report  Order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 
[6.1  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  Trades 

.     .  men's 

committee  heretofore  appointed  for  exanunmg  trades-  wiis. 
men's  bills  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  21  st 
December,  1780. 
*We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  19th  day  of  B«port. 


164  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 

1781.  December  last  we   met   and    carefully  examine4   theBoUxxiu. 

Biiii..  following  bills,  videlicet. 

£    8.   d. 

*  Samuel  Keed*s  bill  for  plumber's  work    45    9    2| 

*  Isaac  Poolers  bill  for  tin- work  ...     38  17     3 

*  Charles  Strong's  bill  for  coach-maker's 

work  ...  ...  ...     32    0    7 


Payment.  *  Which  wc  apprehend  should  be  forthwith  paid  and 
have  also  reconsidered  their  former  report  of  the  28th 
of  Se])tember  last  hereunto  annexed,  and  are  of  opinion 
that  the  several  sums,  therein  reported  to  be  due  to  the 
respective  persons  therein  named,  should  also  be  here- 
with paid.' 

The  report  of  the  28th  September  last, 
tteport.  *  We,  the  committee  api>ointed  for  examining  trades- 

m«i'B  men's  bills,  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  27th  day 
of  September  instant,  we  met  on  that  occasion  and 
carefully  examined  the  following  bills,  videlicet. 

£     s.    d. 

*  Thomas  Mathew's  bill   for  surveying 
several  pieces  of  ground  and  buildings  . . . 

*  Stephen  Gordon's  bill  for  iron-monger's 
work 

*  John  Lee's  bill  for  English  newspapers 

*  Eichard  Raper's  bill  for  glazing 

*  George    and    Hill  Barley's   bill   for 
stone-cutter's  work     ...  ...  ...         8  16  11^ 

*  William  Pemberton's  bill  for  repairing 

part  of  the  wall  at  Saint  Stephen's  Green        2  11     3| 

*  Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tin  work        ...       22    9  11 

*  Henry  and  Thomas  Keating's  bill  for 
painter's  work  ...  ...  ...       19  14    1 

'  Benjamin  Eaton's  bill  for  carpenter's 
work  ...  ...  ...  ...      34  16    6 


B.3«. 

76  11 

10 

19  19 

Oi 

15     1 

4 

12  16 

n 

DITBLIW   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  165 

S^'sa^-  £         8.     d.,781. 

*  Thomas    Todd    Faulkner's    bill    for  ''^^ 
printing  and  stationery           ...             ...  153  14    4 

*  Thomas  Todd  Faulkner's  bill  for  adver- 
tizing             92    3    3^ 

*  George  Caimcross's  bill  for  painting  98  15     6| 

*  Governors  of  the  Blue  Coat  Hospital, 
biU  for  gravel  and  stones        ...            ...  78  19    2 

*  William  M*Cready's  bill  for  four  chairs  118 


*  Which  said  several   bills,  your   committee   are   of  Payment, 
opinion  should  be  forthwith  paid.' 

^d  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said  ^'*•'• 
®Port  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly :  it  was 
^^upon  granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and 
^^  an  act  of  assembly. 

'J  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
Q^  /^^*tee  heretofore  appointed  for  setting  the  cleansing 

^  ^^reets,  beams  and  scales  have  made  the  annexed  b«uii«  and 

XpOrt        ^  scaJes. 

,  ^    ^t^  the  21st  December  instant. 
Pq  inform  your   honours^  that   in    virtue   of    the  Eeport. 

last    -1^  tested  in  us,  we  met  on  the  31st  day  of  October 
«*.36  6.      u^'     ^^-^  the  purpose  of  setting  the  beams  and  scales  setungr, 
for  ft  ^^®  scales  at  the  granary  in  the  market  house) 

said      ^  ^®^^  commencing  the  1st  day  of  October  afore- 
■  /    ^^d  several  persons  having  appeared  and  bid  on 

^tting,  and  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon  having  bid  the  Mahon. 
1-1       *  ^430  sterling  for  the  same  and  no  person  having 
,      ^^'e,  he  was  thereupon  declared  the  highest  bidder 
,      ^feer   thereof   and   accordingly  made   his   usual 

^^P^it  ,  Deposit. 

It 
n      ^€ts  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con-  order. 

^  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

^^■1  Benjamin  Taylor,  setting  forth  that  the  committee  TSi^'Jsierk. 

^'hom  his  petition  was  referred   and   their  former 


166  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1781. 

178L  report  thereon  recommitted,  have   made  the   annexed  Ron  j«iiii. 

report  of  the  27th  October,  1780.  "'**' 

Beporu  *  We,  the  committee  appointed  to  conduct  the  city's 

law  business  to  whom  the  petition  of  Benjamin  Taylor, 
Town  Clerk,  was  referred  and  the  report  thereon  recom- 
mitted, inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  27th 
day  of  October  instant  for  the  purpose  of  re-examining       ^ 

Accounti.  the  said  Benjamin  Taylor's  accounts  and  are  of  opinion 
that  the  account  heretofore  furnished  to  your  committee 
amounting  to  £892  18s  9^d.,  for  business  done  and 
money  expended  by  him,  is  a  reasonable  and  proper 
charge  for  the  same,  £100  of  which  sum  charged  at 
the  foot  of  said  account,  is  a  proper  compensation  for 

coSmittoe.  ^is  extraordinary  trouble  in  attending  the  pipe  water 
and  other  committees  from  the  commencement  of  said 
account.  It  has  appeared  to  us  from  the  accounts  of 
alderman  Benjamin  Geale,  city  treasurer,  that  the  said 

Rent.         Benjamin  Taylor  is  in   arrear  for   the   rent   of   the 

Thoiaei.  Tholsel  offico  in  the  sum  of  £612  10s.,  to  and  for  tha 
26th  day  of  March  last,  also  that  the  said  Benjamin 
Taylor  hath  now  in  his  hands  for  freemen's  fines  and 

Pines.  fines  imposed  at  the  quarter  sessions,  the  sum  of 
£31  16s.,  both  of  which  last  mentioned  sums  being 
deducted  from  the  said  sum  of  £892  18s.  9|d.,  leaves 

Balance,      a  balauco  of  £248  13s.  9^d.,  due  to  the  said  Benjamin 

Taylor.    We  have  minutely  examined  into  the  circum-  m.  35 
stances  of  the  said  charges  for  his  several  attendances,   ' 
trouble,  and  expense  upon  the  carrying  into  execution 

JchemM.  the  tontine  scheme,  with  the  expense  of  affixing  the 
city  seal  to  the  several  tontine  bonds  and  warrants 
mentioned  in  said  account  and  for  all  which  trouble 

seaiB.  and  expense  together  with  the  expense  of  said  seals, 
we  are  of  opinion  he  deserves  a  sum  of  £600,  which  he 
agreed  with  your  committee  to  accept  of  in  full  of  all 
demands  upon  that  account  and  which  being  added  to 
the  above  mentioned  balance  of  £248  13s.  9^.,  make 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1781.  167 


55. — ■  *  sum  of  £748  13s.  9^(1.,  which  we  are  of  opinion  and  ^^*- 
do  recommend  should  be  paid  to  the  said  Benjamin 
Taylor.' 

A.nd  the  said  Benjamin  Taylor,  praying  to  confirm  ord«r. 
the  said  report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly  : 
it  was  thereupon  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  iVm«»t. 
sum  of  £260  sterling,  in  full  of  all  demands  he  hath 
or  may  have  for  his  expenses  and  trouble  in  the  tontine  JiSfi^i. 
scheme  or  schemes,  and  also  the  sum  of  £248  13s.  9|d., 
"^uig  the  balance  in  the  within  report  mentioned  to 
^  due  to  him  for  business  done  for  the  city,,  he  giving 
^receipt  in  full  discharge  and  satisfaction  of  all  fees,  Beccipt. 
^sb^rsements,  and    troubles    sustained   by  the  Town 
^^rks  in  their  attendance  on  the  tontine  scheme  or 
^emes  and  the  carrying  of  the  same  into  execution, 
fii^an  Warren  guaranteeing  that  Mr.  Taylor  shall  wanw. 
/^  ^^<^h  a  receipt,  the  said  sums  to  be  allowed  the 
-^^^-*^r  in  his  accounts. 
,     'J    Gertain   of  the  commons,    for   freedom   to   his  PrancWae. 
.  ^    '"'^J>.cy  Frederick,  earl  of  Carlisle,  lord  lieutenant  Eari 

Oflr^l  Carlisle, 

^■■'^iid :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  freedom  if/^t^^^^^^ 
Z^^    city  be  granted  to  his  excellency  Frederick,  earl 
^  ^^Xisle,  in  a  gold  box  not  exceeding  the  value  of  Qow  ^^^ 

^      •!  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  the  right  F»aoiii«a. 
^^^^^^able    William    Eden,    secretary    to    the    lord  ^;j{^ 
WfetXanf  of  Ireland :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
ftift  freedom  of  this  city  be  presented  to  William  Eden, 
j^  a  silver  box  not  exceeding  the  value  of  £5  sterling.    siiTtjrbox. 
^*^       [11.]  Ann  M'Donnell,  widow,  and  Thomas  M*Donnell,  M-Donneu. 
executors   of   Alexander  M'Donnell,  dececwed,  setting 
forth  that  your  honours  ordered  a  lease  to  be  made  to  Lewe. 
the  said  Alexander  M'Donnell  in  his  lifetime  of  a  piece 
of  ground  at  the  rear  of  his  dwelling  house  in  Lurgan  JgJJJ'* 
street,  and  praying  that  the  leases  may  be  made  out 


168 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 
M'DonneU. 


FranchiM. 
Groves. 


Justice's 
office. 

Pftyment 
Fetherston, 


Tudor. 

Free 

f<  lovers. 
Proeecu- 
tiou. 
Skinners. 

Payment, 


Shiel. 
Decree 

Moore. 
ra)*meut. 


Robinson, 

hijfh. 

constable. 

Replevins. 
Moore. 


Payment. 


in   the   names   of  them,  the  said  Ann  M'Donnell   andiwixxiiLA. 
Thomas  McDonnell,  as   executors    of   said  Alexander 
McDonnell,  upon  the  same  terms  the  said  Alexander 
in  his  lifetime  was  to  have  the  same :  whereupon  it  was 
granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  James 
Groves,  gentleman,  the  rather  it  being  at  the  request 
of  John  Exshaw,  esquire,  one  of  the  late  High  Sheriffs : 
whereupon  it  was  granted  according  to  the  prayer  of 
the  petition. 

[13.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  aid  for  the 
justices'  oflSce:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  alder- 
man Francis  Fetherston,  treasurer  to  the  justices'  oflBce, 
the  sum  of  £57  Is.  l|d. 

[14.]  Thomas  Tudor  on  behalf  of  himself  and  other 
free  glovers,  praying  to  have  the  expense  of  the  prosecu- 
tion against  the  combining  skinners  defrayed  by  the 
city :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 
do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioners 
twenty  guineas  for  the  purposes  in  the  petition  set  forth. 

[16.]  Alderman  James  Shiel  to  be  exonerated  from  a  m-sk 
decree  obtained  against  him  for  £100  at  the  suit  of 
John  Moore:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 
[petitioner  the  sum  of  £102  Os.  6d.,  paid  by  him  to  John 
Moore,  as  by  the  said  Moore's  receipt,  as  also  the  sum 
of  £18  costs  expended  by  him  in  defending  a  suit  com- 
menced against  him  by  the  said  Moore. 

[16.]  Henry  Bobinson,  high  constable,  praying  to  be 
exonerated  from  two  executions  issued  against  him  upon 
two  replevins  at  the  suit  of  John  Moore:  whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £26  10s.  9d., 
sterling,  for  the  reasons  in  the  foregoing  petition 
mentioned. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1781.  169 


«u34:    ■•^      [17.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  new  gowns  itbl 

for  the  water  bailiff  Nathaniel  Trumbull  and  William  S^III^oil 
Osbrey,  marshal :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  tliat  the  oebwj- 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  p^Tmeiit. 
William  Osbrey  £6,  and  Nathaniel  Trumbull  £6,  for 
^te  purposes  in  the  within  petition  set  forth. 

[18.]  Richard  Gladwell,  secretary    to    the    commis-  ai«iwtiL 
sioners   for   paving   the   streets    of   Dublin,    praying  p»Tinir 
^  ^'arrant  on  the  city  treasurer  for  £300  in  lieu  of  all 
demands  for  paving  for  one  whole  year  ending  12th 
^^cember,  1780,  pursuant  to  agreement :  whereupon  it 


»*&. 


m.». 


^8  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 


ifay 


^i^'s  warrant,  pay  £300  to  John  Finlay,  treasurer 


PAjnent. 


^  th«    ■•'-*.  r^'  j,^,^^^^  .^  ^ «^, . — . —  .^ 

^^  commissioners  for  paving. 
U9.]  Henry  Roe,  praying  to  be  continued  gaoler  of  Ho^.^aoier 
^^^'gate  and  to  have  his  son  George  Roe  appointed  an 
Assistant  to  him:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
^'^  named  Henry  Roe  be  continued  gaoler  of  New- 
j>^   "^^^  ^^^  ^"^^^  ending  next   Christmas  assembly, 
•  and  that  George  Roe  his  son  be  appointed  assistant 
^"^  to  the  said  Henry  Roe  during  tlie  city's  pleasure, 
,.     ^-^c^eding  one  year,  provided  the  said  Henry  Roe 
So  long^  and  provided  also  that  the  said  George 
..     ^^   constantly  reside  in  the  said  gaol  during  tlie 
.  ,        Aforesaid,  upon  their  giving  such  security  for  security. 
.  v^^^^^^fying  the  city  from   all   escapes    and  for  the 
T     ^^^3  discharge  of  the  duties  of  that  office,  as  the 
,        -^ayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve,  said  security 
,       filtered  into  ten  days  from  the  date  hereof  or  this 
^    for  continuing  the  petitioners  to  be  void,  and  in 
Case  the  Lord  Mayor  be  requested  to  convene  a 
^       Assembly  to  appoint  a  proper  person  to  be  gaoler 
/^^Wgate  in  the  room  of  the  said  Henry  Roe. 
WO.]  Thomas  Knox,   mace    bearer    and    officer    of  Knox, 
^^*^ons,  praying  to  be  continued  at  his  augmented  ^>«*'^''- 
s^vairy.  whereupon  it  was  granted,  aoccrding  to  the  saiarj. 


170  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1781. 

iTw.  prayer    of   the   petition,  for   one   year   ending    nextjj^^^^ 

Christmas  assembly  1782. 

sm**".  [21.]  Francis  Eager,  granary   keeper,  to    have   the 

"•?«'•  usual  salary  annexed  to  his  emplo3anent:  whereupon 
it  was  ordered^  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

iv»«»t  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  twenty  guineas, 
the  same  to  be  allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounta, 
and  the  rather  at  the  request  of  the  Sheriffs  and 
Commons. 

2^ta       [22.]  Robert   Hargrave,    praying   to    be   continued 

***^'  Serjeant  at  mace:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
above  named  Robert  Hargrave  be  and  is  hereby  con- 
tinued one  of  the  sierjeants  at  mace  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  Christmas 
assembly  1782,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  redeliveay  of 
the  silver  mace  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall 
approve  of,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month 
from  this  date,  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner 
to  be  void. 

»jj>«y  [23.]  Ann  Heatley,  widow  sister  of  the  late  Doctor 

Charles  Lucas,  praying  aid :  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 

Grant.       pay  the  petitioner  ten  guineas. 

chriRtian,       [24.]  Fraucis  Christian,  formerly  master  of  the  Eagle 

T^^,      Tavern,  Eustace  street,  Dublin,  praying  aid :  whereupon  «-  334. 

street.        it  was  Ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

omnt.  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  sir  Thomas  Blackall  the  sum  of 
five  guineas  to  be  by  him  disposed  for  the  use  of  the 
petitioner,  in  such  manner  as  he  shall  think  proper. 

wjjtoejj,        [25.]  Robert    Mathews,    inspector     of     pavements, 

•  nuisances,  and  praying  usual  allowance:  whereiupon  it 

was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

Pajrment.    Mayor's  Warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £5,  sterling. 

St^Sim        f^^'-l  "^^^^  Makins,  city  drum  major,  praying  to 

>n»iw-       be  paid  for  eight  days  attendance  on  the  arrival  of  his 


DUBLIK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1781.  171 

Boll  xx;i  .A  excellency    the    lord    lieutenant :   whereupon    it   was  itsi. 

ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  said  Lord  tenant.*"" 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  forty  shillings  for  pajmeut. 
the  attendance. 

[27.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  empower  the  com-  citj  iMses. 
mittee  of  city  leases  to  set  lots  No.  3.  4.  and  5.  part  of 
the  lands  of  BallycuUen  lately  surrendered  by  Thomas  Biaijimiien. 
Savage:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  thesaTage. 
prayer  of  the  petition,  and  that  the  committee  of  city 
leases  be  empowered  to  set  the  within  mentioned  lotsi  gjjf* 
upon  the  same  conditions  they  were  formerly  set  to 
Thomas  Savage. 

[28.]  Ordered,  that  the  following  aldermen  being 
entitled  to  the  six  and  ten  per  cent,  at  the  Custom 
House,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  by  the  Lord  Mayor 
m.  32.  and  Board  of  Aldermen  fo  be  of  the  Pilot  committee,  J^^^^m^tae. 
pursuant  to  an  act  of  parliament  for  vesting  further 
powers  in  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and 
citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin  for  securing  the  ships 
trading  to  the  port  and  harbour  of  Dublin. 

Aldermen  Hamilton,  Emerson,  Darragh,  Fetherston,  Aidermen. 
Horan. 

And  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  have  appointed  the 
ten  following  citizens  entitled  as  aforesaid  to  be  of  the  citizens, 
said  committee.  ^ 

Samuel    Dick,  John  Binns,  John    Sutton,  George  commoDs. 
Sutton,    Worthington,    Darquiere,    Leech,    Benjamin 
Smith,  David  Dick,  Folliott  Magrath. 

[29.]  The  report  of  alderman  Henry  Hart,  Ballast  ^^^ 
Master,  to  the  general  assembly  the  17th  January,  1781. 

'  Since   the   last   report   of   the   late   committee   of  Report 
directors  of  the  Ballast  Office,  the  repairs  of  the  pilea  wei. 
and  gabbards  have  been  continued.,  also  the  building  oabUu-ds. 
of  the  new  gabbard  by  contract  which  will   be   soon 
finished. 

*The  building  of  the  new  wall  has  been  likewise  New  wui. 


172  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 

17BL  continued,   for  which  the  weather  was  uncommonly  iwi xmij 

favourable  for  the  season.  "* 

'  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  by 

which  there  is  a  balance  of  £4,968  19s.  6|d.,  on  the 

Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which  deducting  £4,747  19s. 

6d.,  over  paid  on  the  account  of  the  public  money.,  the 

balance  in  my  hands  is  £211  Os.  0|d.,  all  which  is 

submitted  to  your  honours. 
H~^  *  (Signed.)     Henry  Hart.' 

g^*  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  19th  October  last  10.33  6. 


mocoanta. 


inclusive,  to  the  17th  day  of  January  exclusive. 


Ballast  Offic*,  Dr. 

To  balance  of  the  last  quarter'a  abstract 
To  cash  reoeiyed  since  ... 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  cash  paid  since  to  gabbard  men  for  raising  ballast 

By  cash  paid  since  for  repairs  on  the  piles   ... 

By  cash  paid  salaries  of  officers,  etc. 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  gabbards 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  disbursements 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse  ... 

By  cosh  paid  interest 

By  balance 


Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 
To 


£  s. 

d. 

...  5215  0 

8 

..   853  18 

9 

£6,068  Id 

5 

£  s. 

d. 

...   151  15 

4 

...   89  1 

0 

...   145  0 

0 

...   209  16  10 

...  458  15 

84 

9  17 

8 

...   45  13 

4 

...  4058  19 

6* 

£6,068  19 

5 

£    a  d. 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  an  over  expended  balance  of  the  last  quarter's  abstract 
By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier 


£  s. 

.  4321  16 

426  2 

d. 

9 
9 

£4,747  19 

6 

Order,  19th  January^  1781. — Granted,    the    above    report  m.  sl 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 


DTTBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1781.  178 

*. 3i^^*-  following  alderm^i  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  to  be  i'"- 
of  the  committee  of  the  directors  of  the  Ballast  Office  g*!^ 
for  the  ensuing  three  years.  commiti^i. 

A-ldermen  James  Hamilton,  Crampton,  Sankey,  sir  ^d«»«»' 
Thomas  Blackall,    Emerson,  Dunn,  Darragh,  Horan, 
^Icock^  Alexander. 

^^i  that   the   commons  do    name  twenty   of  the  commoM. 
^^^mons  to  be  of  the  said  committee,  who  are  hereby 
^powered  to  proceed  in  the  works  and  report  to  the 
^  ^^bly  from  time  to  time  as  occasion  shall  require, 
^      ^h^t  the  city  seal  be  affixed  to  the  Ballast  Office  city  seal, 
^^ts  hereunto  annexed.  Ac«-oant«. 

///le  twenty  of  the  commons:] 

G^^rge  Sutton,  Joseph  Pemberton,  Ambrose  Binns,  common*. 
0  in      Sutton,    John    Binns,     Joseph    Andrews,    Leet, 
^  "  ^^^^  Exshaw,  T.  Barley:,  Lord,  Howison,  Creichton, 
^^,    IFleming,  Samuel  Read,  irLoughlin,  Houghton, 
''su.       /i?^,  McGregor.— Allowed. 


u. 


ner  Swettenh  am  .—  Henry  Hart. — Henry  Bevan. 
NatK      "^  ^    Alcock. — James    Hamilton. — John    Rose.- 


^^^^iel     Warren.  —  Thomas     Greene.  —  Francis 


^^55ton.' 


B.  106.  ^^  ~1 

C.3.         I'^s;:^        January  19. — Admissions  to  franchise.  Fmnchise. 

X.  January  19. — Declaration  and  signatures.         SSn''™' 

,     ^^X.  March  B. — Post  Assembly. 

i  ^\r     "^^»  *^®  ^^^  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen 
1^    ^^  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  nominated  and  Nomination 
«         ^ed  George  Sutton  of  Ormond  quay,  Henry  Gore  awerman. 
^^y  of  Grafton  street,  Henry  Howison  of  Jervais 
^t,  and  William  James  of  Bride  street,  as  fit  persons  ' 
^^^'e  in  the  place  of  alderman  of  the  said  city  and 
/^■^reby  return  the  names  with  the  additions  of  the 
^^  four  persons  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of 
•'  ^  Said  city,  in  order  to  your  electing  one  of  the  said 


SlectioB. 


Vierpyle, 


174  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 

T^JkOT       ^^^^  persons  an  alderman  of  the  said  city  in  the  rooniHoUxxiiu. 
deoMii^    of  John  Tucker,  deceased.  "**^ 

"  Killner  Swettenham,  Lord  Mayor." 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of 

Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot  from  among 

the  four  Sheriffs'  peers  returned  to  this  house  by  the 

Sde^Sm,    Lord  ilayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  George  Sutton 

of  Ormond  quay  to  the  place  of  an  alderman  of  the  said 

citVv  in  the  room  of  alderman  John  Tucker,  deceased. 

"  Patrick  Bride,  Thomas  Andrews,  Sheriffs." 

Tainatort        [3.1  Cortaiu    of  tlie   commons,  to  appoint  valuators 

Qnu6r  pipe  *  * 

water  met.  midor  the  late  pii>e  water  act:  whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  John  Wilson  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  esquire, 
and  Simon  Vierpyle  of  the  same  city,  stone-cutter,  be 
and  are  hereby  appointed  valuators  to  continue  form.»6. 
three  months,  in  pursuance  of  and  for  the  purposes  in 
the  said  act  mentioned,  and  that  a  proper  appointment 

citjMai.  be  prepared  and  the  city  seal  affixed  thereto  in  such 
manner  as  Mr.  Recorder  shall  advise,  and  that  the 
gentlemen  of   the  pipe  water   committee  be   and   are 

Beward.  hereby  empowered  to  reward  such  valuators  for  their 
trouble,  as  they  shall  think  proper. 

'  Killner  Swettenham. — ^Henry  Hart. — Henry  Bevan. 
— George  Alcock. — James  Hamilton. — ^John  Rose. — 
Nathaniel  Warren. — Thomas  Green. — ^Francis  Fether- 
ston.' 

Eiectiouof       1781.  April  27. — Second  Friday  after  Easter.l  in.« 

Mayor.  [1.]  **  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen 

of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  alderman 
John  Darragh  to  serve  in  the  place  or  office  of  Lord 
Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing 
from  Michaelmas  next,  and  do  hereby  return  the  said 

1  CMter  daj,  15  AprU,  1781. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,  1781.  175 

Bou  xziiia.  alderman   John   Darragh   to  you   the   Sheriffs    and  itsi. 

m.  46.  „  ^  .,  .,      .        ,  ,      ..  Election. 

Commons  of  the  said  city  for  your  approbation. 

"  Killner  Swettenham,  Lord  Mayor." 

"  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of  Dublin 
in  common  council  assembled,  have  this  day  approved 
by  ballot  of  alderman  John  Darragh  to  serve  in  the  Darragh. 
office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  Mayor, 
year  commencing  at  Michaelmas  next. 

"  Patrick  Bride,  Thomas  Andrews,.  Sheriffs." 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common  Nomination 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot  si*©"*'^- 
nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city, 
resident  within  the  said  city  or  liberties  thereto 
adjoining,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal 
estate  the  sum  of  £2,000  sterling,  over  and  above  their 
just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  Benjamin  Smith  of  Bride 
street  merchant,  James  Campbell  of  Bridge  street 
merchant^  Samuel  Read  of  Cook  street  carpenter, 
Benjamin  Gualt  of  Mary's  Abbey  merchant,  David 
Dick  of  Linen  Hall  street  merchant,  William 
Witherington  of  Grafton  street  merchant,  Joseph 
Watson  of  Phrapper  lane  cook,  John  Giffard  of  Grafton 
street  apothecary,  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office 
of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city,  and  do  hereby  return  the 
names  with  the  additions  of  the  said  eight  persons  to 
you  the  Lord  Mayor  and  aldermen  of  the  said  city,  in 
order  to  your  electing  two  of  the  said  persons  to  be 
the  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  com- 
mencing from  Michaelmas  next. 

*'  Patrick  Bride,  Thomas  Andrews,  Sheriffs." 

"  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of 
the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot  Election. 
James  Campbell  of  Bridge  street  merchant,  and  David  ^JJ.^^"* 
Dick  of  Linen  Hall  street  merchant,  out  of  the  eight  sheriffs 
persons  returned  to  us  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons 


176  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 

vm.         as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  bou  xxula, 

m.  46. 

city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas 

next. 

"  Killner  Swettenham,  Lord  Mayor." 

[3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
watCT?*^     committee  for  better  supplying  the  city  with  pipe  water 

have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  23rd  April,  1781. 
Beport.  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  attended 

very  carefully  to  the  business  to  us  committed,  and  on  ni.46  6. 
Complaint,  the  29th  day  of  January  last    met    and  a  complaint 
scguin.       having  been  exhibited  to  us  by  Mr.  Seguin  against 
EdwurdB.    William  Edwards  for  attempting  to  turn  two  cocks  in 

the  night  with  a  false  key  and  pole,  wo  ordered  Mr. 

Seguin  to  proceed  against  the  said  Edwards  for  such 

offence  agreeable  to  act  of  parliament.  Mr.  Gleadowe 
pSw^™*^  Newcoraen  having  applied  to  us  to  have  the  pipes 
Bteeet        altered  from  his  vaults  in  Castle  street,  we  complied 

therewith   on   condition  of  his  paying  the  expenses 

attending  such  alteration,  and  ordered  the  same  to  be 
Myine.        douo  Under  the  inspection  of  Mr.  Mylne. 

*  On    the    12th    day    of    February  we  met,  and  it 
Shannon,     appearing    that    messieurs    Shannon    and    White    of 

White 

Dolphin's    Dolphin's  Bam  had  obtained  a  supply  of  water  without 
Tax.  paying  the  usual  tax,  we  ordered  that  Mr.  Mylne  should 

take  proper  measures  to  prevent  them  from  receiving 
such  supply,  until  they  entered  into  an  agreement  with 
us  to  pay  for  tlie  same.    It  apj^eared  to  us,  that  some  of 
Turncocks,  your  tumcocks  or  their  deputies  do  at  times  receive 
Gratnities   from  different  brewers  and  manufacturers  gratuities 
for  a  partial  supply  of  water,  and  your  committee  being 
desirous  that  such  manufacturers,  as  paid  for  water 
according  to  their  consumption,  should  be  sufficiently 
supplied  according  to  their  reservoirs,  we  directed  the 
^curers.    tu™<^cks  to  attend  i^articularly  to  the  service  of  manu- 
facturers   and   also   agreed   that  such    tumcocks,  as 
demanded   or    received  any  sum   of   money  or  other 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  177 

Boll  xxii^  gratuity  from  any  of  the  inhabitants  of  this  city  for  itbi. 
granting  a  partial  supply  of  water,  should  be  removed 
from  his  employment. 

'  We  ordered  the    several    collectors    to   return    an  c<»iieotow 

accouut. 

account  of  all  arrears  and  taxes  due  for  pipe  water 
in  their  respective  divisions,  and  it  appearing  from  such 
returns,  that  there  was  a  considerable  arrear  that  was 
collectable  not  collected  by  some  of  the  collectors,  we 
ordered  that  each  collector  should  on  or  before  the  1st 
day  of  July  next,  collect  all  collectable  arrears  in  their  Arrears. 
several  divisions,  otherwise  we  would  remove  them  from 
their  employment. 

'  On  the  19th  day  of  March  we  met  and  messieurs 
Cave  having  then    requested    of    your    committee  to  cav.^ 
inform  them,  whether  such  houses  without  the  city  Houses 
liberties  which  have  branches  be  charged  20s.  per  year  Tity  °" 
according  to  valuation  and  whether  such  houses  as 
have  not  branches  should  be  chargeable  with  pipe  water 
tax,  and  we  appointed  a  sub-committee  to  take  into  Tax. 
consideration  the  said  request,  together  with  the  act  of 
parliament  lately  passed  for  regulating  the  pipe  water 
of  this  city,  who  met  on  the  26th  of  March  aforesaid 
and  reported  to  us. 

"  That  they  had  considered  the  same  and  were  of 
opinion  that  Mr.  Cave  should  insert  in  the  collectors'  ^^5f^f^°™' 
books  all  houses  in  such  streets,  lanes,  or  alleys  of  the  Houses, 
city,  its  liberties,  and    suburbs    as    had    mains    laid  Mains, 
therein  and  to  add  in  future  years  all  houses  in  such 
places  as  there  shall  be  mains  laid  therein,  according 
to  the  rate  directed  by  said  act  of  parliament."  Bate. 

*With^  which  opinion  and  report  we  met  and  having 
received  information  that  several  persons  take  water  water, 
from  the  city  course  without  paying  the  tax,  we  ordered  ^^  courw. 
the  proper  officer  to  return  the  names  of  the  several 
persons  that  take  such  water,  who  having  done  so,  we 
ordered  Mr.  Scriven  with  the  assistance  of  Mr.  Cave  caT^"* 
VOL.  xin.  N 


m.  45. 


178 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL, 


1781. 


1781. 
Recorder. 


Mylne, 
ezurineer. 
Besifftui- 
tion. 


Leaye  of 
absence. 


Clements, 
bason- 
keeper. 


Salary. 


James'ii 

street. 

Tenants. 

Lord 
Limerick. 


Payment. 


Free  supply. 


to  prepare  proper  queries  upon  the  return  and  to  get  the  boii  xxui.a. 
Recorder's  opinion  thereon,  as  also  to  explain  how  far 
the  liberties  of  the  city  extend  under  the  late  pipe  water 
act. 

*  On  the  9th  day  of  April  aforesaid,  we  again  met  and 
Mr.  Mylne,  your  engineer,  having  signified  his  intention 
of  resigning  his  employment,  he  being  under  the 
necessity  of  leaving  the  kingdom  for  some  time  in  the 
ensuing  year  and  your  committee  knowing  that  his 
conduct  and  particular  attention  to  the  works  have  been 
perfectly  satisfactory,  did  request  of  him  not  to  resign 
his  employment  and  did  agree  that  he  should  have  leave 
of  absence  from  this  city  or  kingdom  for  three  months 
in  the  ensuing  summer.  We  took  into  consideration 
the  petition  of  Dalway  Clements,  bason-keeper,  praying 
an  addition  to  his  salary  in  consideration  of  his  extra- 
ordinary trouble  in  said  employment,  and  it  appearing 
to  us  that  said  Clements  has  now  much  more  trouble 
than  any  former  bason-keeper,  he  being  obliged  to 
attend  the  arch  where  the  main  pipes  lie,  examine  the 
pipes  several  times  a  day,  and  turn  the  cocks  according 
as  the  service  of  the  city  require,  we  agreed  that 
in  future  he  be  paid  £30  yearly,  instead  of  his  former 
salary  of  £18,  the  same  to  commence  from  the  2Bth 
of  March  last  and  for  his  past  additional  trouble. 

*  Being  informed  by  the  collectors,  that  several  of 
the  inhabitants  of  James's  street  refused  paying  the 
pipe  water  tax,  under  pretence  of  their  being  tenants 
to  lord  Limerick,  and  having  examined  the  deed  from 
the  city  to  lord  Limerick  granting  him  and  his  tenants 
a  supply  of  water  together  with  the  map  thereto 
annexed,  they  were  of  opinion  that  notwithstanding  said 
deed,  several  of  the  tenants  to  said  estate  had  a  right 
to  pay,  and  accordingly  appointed  a  sub-committee  to 
ascertain  what  number  of  houses  had  a  right  to  be 
supplied  without  paying  the  tax  and  what  number  had  iil45k 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,  1781.  179 

RoHxxiiLA.  a  right  to  pay,  which  committee  met  and  made  the  1731. 
report  hereunto  annexed,  which  your  committee  refers 
to  your  honours/ 

It  was  thereupon  granted  the  committee's  report  con-  order, 
firmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  committee 
continued  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee   appointed    for   inspecting  city  leases   near  city  iea<*tfi. 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  2Bth  day 
of  April,  1780. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  2nd  day  of  Report 
February  last  they  met  and  took  into  consideration  the 
petition  of  Mr.  Nugent  Booker  (referred  to  us  by  your  Booker, 
honours)  praying  to  vary  the  description  of  two  lots  Lots, 
of  ground  at  the  comer  of  Suffolk  street  and  Grafton  suffoik 
street  numbered  6,  and  7,  he  intending  at  the  time  he  oreftou 

street. 

took  said  lots  to  build  two  houses  in  front  to  Grafton 
street  and  a  third  in  front  to  Suffolk  street,  by  having 
the  ground  of  the  comer  house  and  the  house  in 
Suffolk  street  described  in  one  lease,  and  the  ground  of 
the  other  house  in  Grafton  street  described  in  another 
lease,  and  the  sum  of  £5  be  taken  off  the  rent  of  lot 
No.  7.  and  added  to  No.  6.  and  they  were  of  opinion 
that  Mr.  Booker's  request  be  complied  with,  he  paying 
any  expense  that  may  accrue  in  perfecting  new  leases  leases 
and  altering  or  making  out  a  new  map  of  the  said  Map. 
premises. 

*  On  the  20th  day  of  March  last  we  again  met  and  took 
into  consideration  the  petitions   of  Matthew  Pearson,  Pearson. 
Mary  Keating,  and  David  Campbell  praying  renewals  Keating. 
of   the  different  concerns   held    by  them,  and   are   of  R^newttu! 
opinion  and  do  recommend  that  renewals  be  granted 
them  pursuant  to  the  prayers  of  their  several  petitions, 
on  their  paying  the  rent  that  shall  appear  due  at  the 
time  of  executing  such  renewal,  as  also  their  respective 
renewal  fines, 


180  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1781. 

1781.  '  The  petition  of  Richard  Ellis  Gibson  for  a  renewal  BoUxxiii.i 

NidSolw  of  piece  of  ground  on  the  west  side  of  Nicholas  street,  "*" 
and  Mr.  Scriven,  your  law  agent,  having  reported,  that 
said  Richard  was  legally  entitled  to  the  said  premises 
as  eldest  son  and  heir-at-law  of  Robert  Gibson  deceased, 
who  was  devisee  of  Edward  Torton,  and  also  that  there 
appeared  due  for  renewal  fines  and  the  interest  thereof 

Renewal,     the  sum  of  £43  4s.  8d.,  we  recommend  that  a  renewal  m.u. 
be  granted  to  the  said  Richard  Ellis  Gibson  of  said 
premises  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition,  on 

Payment  his  paying  the  said  sum  of  £43  4s.  8d.,  together  with  the 
rent  that  shall  appear  due  on  executing  such  renewal. 

waiL  *  The  petition  of  Mrs.  Letitia  Wall,  and  find  that 

your  honours  did,  by  lease  dated  the  17th  July,  1746, 
grant  unto  alderman  John  Cooke,  in  trust  for  and  as 

oxman.      guardlau  to  her,  a  piece  of  ground  in  Oxmantown  known 

Biacka-       by  the  name  of  the  Blackamoors  in  Church  street, 

moors.  •f 

SrSt!"  containing  and  described  as  therein  set  forth  for  the 
Hudson,  lives  of  the  said  Letitia  by  the  name  of  Letitia  Hudson, 
Jackson.     Daniel  Jackson,  and  Sarah  Leeds  and  the  survivor  of 

Leeds. 

them  and  for  the  lives  of  such  other  person  and  persons 
as  should  for  ever  thereafter  be  nominated  and  added 
thereto,  pursuant  to  the  covenant  for  renewal  therein, 

Rent.  at  the  yearly  rent  of  £14,  and  half  a  year's  rent  as  a 
renewal  fine  on  the  fall  of  each  life,  we  also  find  that 
the  said  Letitia  Wall  did  at  Easter  assembly,  1779, 
prefer  a  petition  stating  her  title  and  praying  to  have 

Renewal      a  ronowal  by  inserting  the  lives  of  his  royal  highness 

**'^'  George,  Prince  of  Wales  and  Frederick,  bishop  of 
Osnaburgh,  in  the  room  of  Daniel  Jackson  and  Sarah 

suTTey.  Leeds,  which  your  honours  granted  upon  a  new  survey 
being  had  of  the  premises  and  a  full  and  equitable 
compensation  being  made  in  the  payment  of  the  fines 
and  the  interest  thereof  every  seventli  year,  the  reverend 

cnff.  Mr.  Cuff  attended  on  behalf  of  said  Mrs.  WalL  and 

informed  us,  that  in  consequence  of  such  order,  he 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1781.  181 

BoiixmiA.  procured  a  certificate  of  the  death  of  the  said  Daniel  itsi. 

in.  4i  _       .  ^  ,  Jackson, 

Jackson  from  his  uncle  and  executor  the  reverend  John  decea*ed. 
Jackson,  which  is  hereunto  annexed,   and  which  he 
offered  to  verify  upon  oath,  that  since  the  making  said 
order  all  means  imaginable  had  been  used  to  trace  out 
the  said  Sarah  Leeds,  but  she  could  not  be  found  out,  i'««<i«' 
which  induced  him  to  believe  she  was  dead,  and  that 
therefore  the  said  Mrs.  Wall  was  willing  to  pay  a  wa'i. 
renewal  fine  and  to  have  a  life  nominated  in  her  stead 
to  prevent  a  doubt  or  to  act  otherwise  in  the  premises 
as  to  your  honours  should  seem  equitable.    We  find 
m.44  6.      that  the  fine  for  renewal  and  the  interest  therein  since  Fine?, 
the  death  of  the  said  Daniel  Jackson  amounts  to  the 
sum  of  £18  2s.  9Jd.,  which  with  £7  as  a  renewal  fine 
for  a  life  to  be  inserted  in  the  stead  of  the  said  Sarah 
Leeds,   make   in   the  whole  £25   2s.   9^d.,  as  by  the 
calculation  hereunto  annexed  may  appear. 

*  We  again  met,  and  Mr.  Mathews  having  stated  to  Maihews. 
us,  that  an  encroachment  had  been  made  in  Arundel  Arundd 

court. 

'  court,  part  of  your  honours'  estate,  by  one  Johnston,  john«ton. 
he    having   erected    a   vault    thereon,  we    ordered    a  vauit. 
sufficient  number  of  labourers  to  pull  dowai  the  said 
wall,  which  was  accordingly  done  under  the  inspection 
of  some  of  the  said  committee.     We  also  took  into  con- 
sideration the  petition  of  Thomas  McMahon,  praying  MoMohon. 
an  allowance  for  loss  he  sustained  by  a  great  part  of 
the  materials  being  taken  off  some  lots  of  ground  lately 
taken  by  him  in  Flint's  Croft,  between  time  of  taking  Fiinfg 
said  lots  and  his  receiving  the  possession  thereof,  and 
it  appearing  to  us  that  the  losses  occasioned  thereby  Losses, 
amount  to  £49  8s.  4|d.  by  estimation,  we  are  of  opinion 
and  do  recommend  that  the  said  Thomas  McMahon  be 

paid  said  sum.  Payment. 

*  On  the  same  day  we  considered  the  petition  of  Henry 
Mountain  and  the  rest  of  the  city  music,  praying  to  be  Mountain, 
paid  a  sum  of  £22  10s.,  due  to  them  m  Michaelmas 


182 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 

City  masic. 


Payment. 
Mountain. 


Ballycullen. 

Surrender. 
Savage. 


Hamilton. 


Troy. 


Garnett. 


Flint'* 
Croft. 


Trulock, 


Arundel 
court. 


Horan. 


Blackall. 


1779,  as 'also  a  sum  of  £1B,  for  a  quarter's  salary  due  Eoiixxiii.j 
Christmas  1780,  making  together  the  sum  of  £37  10s., ""' 
and  thinking  it  but  just  and  reasonable  to  discharge 
said  sum,  drew  an  order  on  your  treasurer  for  payment 
thereof  to  Henry  Mountain  in  full  of  all  demands  to 
the  25th  December,  1780. 

*  We  met  on  the  1st  day  of  March  last,  in  order  to 
set  by  public  cant  to  the  highest  bidder  the  lots  No.  3. 

4.  and  5.  part  of  the  lands  of  Ballycullen  in  the  county  „.  4s. 
of  Dublin,  lately  surrendered  by  Thomas  Savage,  for 
three  lives  renewable  within  70  years  or  for  99  years 
from  the  2Bth  March  aforesaid  at  the  option  of  the 
taker,  one  fourth  part  of  the  rent  to  be  fined  down  at 
the  rate  of  15  years'  purchase,  and  having  put  up  the 
lots,  set  them  as  follows. 

*  Lot  No.  3.  containing  57  acres  2  roods  28  perches  to 
alderman  James  Hamilton,  at  £1  3s.  3d.  per  acre. 

*  Lot  No.  4.  containing  53  acres  28  perches  to  Mr. 
Bernard  Troy,  at  £1  3s.  3d.  per  acre. 

'Lot  No.  5.  cont^aining  87  acres  1  rood  15  perches  to 
Mr.  George  Garnett,  at  £1  7s.  per  acre. 

*  On  the  25tli  April,  we  proceeded  to  sot  by  public 
cant,  pursuant  to  notice  given  for  that  purpose,  that 
plot  of  ground  No.  31.  part  of  Flint's  Croft,  late  in  the 
possession  of  Samuel  Potter,  containing  in  front  20  feet 
and  Thomas  Meyler  having  bid  3s.  3d.  per  foot  for 
the  same,  in  trust  for  Thomas  Trulock,  we  thereupon 
declared  him  the  highest  bidder  and  taker  thereof,  the 
rent  to  commence  on  the  25th  March  next. 

*  We  then  proceeded  to  set  several  lots  of  ground  in 
Arundel  court,  as  laid  down  by  the  city  surveyor,  and 
not  finding  persons  inclined  to  bid  for  them  in  separate 
lots  set  them  up  together,  that  is  to  say,  lots  No.  2.  to 
16.  and  alderman  James  Horan  having  bid  the  sum 
of  £20  yearly  for  the  same  in  trust  for  sir  Thomas 
Blackall,  we  declared  him  the  taker  thereof,  the  rent  m.  43  6. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  183 

Rou  «iiii.  of  same  also  to  commenoe  on  the  25th  of  March  next  1781. 
and  the  usual  deposit  of  one  year's  rent  was  made  for 
the  said  settings. 

*  We  proceeded  to  set  several  lots  of  ground  in  Bow  bow  bridge, 
bridge  from  the  25th  March  last,  for  three  lives  renew- 
able wdthin  70  years  or  99  years  at  the  option  of  the 
taker,  to  commence  rent  from  the  25th  March  next,  the 

taker  to  deposit  two  years'  rent  as  a  fine,  and  having 
set  up  lots  No.  8.  to  11.  as  laid  down  in  a  map  by 
your  honours'  surveyor,  and  Richard  Manders  having  Mandera. 
bid  the  sum  of  4s.  3d.  per  foot  for  the  same,  and  lots 
No.  3.  to  7.  at  2s.  9d.  per  foot  upon  the  same  terms,  in 
trust  for  Joshua  Manders  and  John  Glarmon,  he  was  oiarmon. 
declared  the  taker  thereof.     We  then  set  up  lots  No.  1. 
and  2.  part  of  said  grounds  and  Timothy  Mahon  having  Mahon. 
bid    the    sum  of  2s.  per    foot    for   the    same,  he  was 
declared  the  taker  thereof,  that  the  several  takers  made 
the  deposit,  that  was  above  mentioned,  to  be  made  as  Deposit. 
a  fine,  and  your  committee  are  of  opinion  and  do  recom- 
mend that  leases  be  forthwii,h  made  out  to  the  said  Lease*, 
several  takers,  agreeable  to  the  setting,  all  which  is 
submitted  to  your  honours.' 

It   was   thereupon  granted,  the   committee's   report  order, 
confirmed    and    made    an    act   of    assembly,  and  the 
committee  continued  to  proceed   as   they  shall    thinJi 
proper. 

[5.1  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  toUs  and 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the  management  of 
tolls  and  customs,  have  made  the  annexed  report  of 
the  26th  day  of  April,  1781. 

*  We  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  Report, 
several  days  to  take  into  consideration  the  petition  of 
Timothy  Mahon  referred  to  us  by  your  honours  and  Mahon. 
particularly  on  the  7th  day  of  February  last  we  met 

and  Mr.  Mahon  attended  and  produced  his  claim  for  ciaim. 
passing    92,314   bags    of   flour    toll    free    from    29th  toiTiree. 


184  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 

irsi.  September,  1779,  to  the  29th  March,  1780,  amounting  Bouxiiii*. 

Demand,     to  £1,846  Bs.  8d.,  and  also  made  a  further  demand  for 
L-Dd         flour  sent  by  land  carriage  from  29th  March,  1780,  to 

carriage.  *^  ^-' 

the  29th  September,  1780,  amounting  to  119,330  bags, 
which  at  4d.  per  ton  comes  to  the  sum  of  £2,386  12s., 
out  of  which  is  deducted  £1,154  2s.  8d.,  to  be  paid  by 

Miiiere.  the  millers  for  the  said  half  year,  the  balance  remaining 
is  £1,232  9s.  4d.,  which  being  added  to  the  said  sum 

s.im  toui.  of  £1,846  5s.  8d.,  makes  the  sum  of  £3,078  15s.,  which 
is  Mr.  Mahon's  demand  against  your  honours,  and  your 
committee  finding  that  they  were  not  able  to  settle  said 
demand  with  Mr.  Mahon,  appointed  a  sub-committee  to 
meet  him  and  settle  said  demand,  and  on  the  19th  day 
of  April  instant,  we  again  met,  when  the  said  sub- 
committee made  the  following  report. 

committee's     **  ^^^^»  ^'^^  ^^'^  committoe  to  whom  the  consideration  of 

mSIou.       ^Ir.  Timothy  Mahon's  demands  against  the  corporation 

Deu.aii.u  ^£  ^j^^  ^j|.y  ^j  Dublin  were  referred,  having  met  several 
days  for  the  purpose  of  settling  and  adjusting  the  same, 
on  all  of  which  meetings  Mr.  Mahon  attended,  and  your 

Law  agent,  sub-committeo  with  the  assistance  of  the  city  law  agent 

after    various    meetings    and  consultations  upon  thein.42. 
subject   have   not   been    able   to   settle   Mr.   Mahon's 
demand,  upon  which  we  on  the  19th  February  last 
resolved  to  recommend  to  your  honours  to  refer  the 

GaH?  whole  matter  in  dispute  to  the  gentlemen  of  the  Ouzel 
Galley,  and  Mr.  Mahon  being  then  called  upon  for  his 
assent  to  said  resolution,  he  desired  time  to  consider  of 
it,  and  on  the  22nd  of  February  we  again  met,  when 

Answer,      ^tr.  MalioH  delivered  the  following  answer. 

"  That  he  entertained  the  highest  opinion  of  the 
integrity  of  the  gentlemen  of  the  Ouzel  Galley,  but 
being  advised  that  the  question  in  dispute  between  him 
and  the  city  is  clearly  a  question  of  law,  he  thinks 

Lawyers,  two  lawycrs  of  integrity  and  eminence  are  the  proper 
and  competent  persons  to  settle  said  dispute  and  if  the 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  186 

Roll  xxiii  A  committee  agree  to  such  mode  of  settlement,  Mr.  Mahon  1781. 
will  agree  to  any  rule  of  court  as  may  be  conceived  for  ^^^^ 
that  purpose  that  may  be  just  or  reasonable.'' 

"  Your  sub-committee  therefore  beg  leave  to  refer  to  Resolution, 
your  honours  their  said  resolution  and  Mr.  Mahon's  ^Swerf 
answer   to    determine   thereupon   as    you   may  judge 
proper." 

*  And  your  committee  taking  such  rei)ort  into  con-  Repoit 
sideration  together  with  Mr.  Mahon's  answer  therein  Answer, 
set  forth,  are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  that  the 
matters    in    dispute    between    Mr.    Mahon    and    your  Dispute, 
honours  be  referred  to  two  lawyers,  one  to  be  chosen  Lawyers, 
by  your  honours  and  the  other  by  Mr.  Mahon,  and 
in  case  such  lawyers  as  are  chosen  shall  not  agree,  that 
they  shall  be  at  liberty  to  call  in  a  third  as  an  umpire  umpire, 
whose  award  shall  be  final,  provided  a  proper  sub- 
mission shall  be  entered  into  and  made  a  rule  of  court  Buie  of 
to     abide    the    award    and    determination    of    such 
arbitrators.' 

And  the  said  commons,,  praying  to  confirm  the  said  order, 
report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly :  ,it  was 
thereupon  in  order  finally  to  adjust  and  determine  all 
matters  in  dispute  from  the  29th  September,  1779,  to  f^'^^l'"' 
the  29th  September,  1780,  between  Timothy  Mahon  in  Mahon. 
the  within  report  mentioned  and  the  corporation  of  the  corporation 
city    of    Dublin,    it    is    ordered,    that    the   same    be 
m.  41.         duly  referred  to  the  award  and  arbitration  of  Eobert  ^JJ^^^^j, 
Black,  Robert  Magee,  Thomas  Broughall,  and  Michael  siack. 
Cosgrave,  or  any  three  of  them,  be  empowered  to  call 
in  an  umpire,  who  shall  be  empowered  by  a  submission  umpire, 
previously  to  be  entered  into  by  the  corporation  of  this 
city  and  the  said  Timothy  Mahon  finally  to  determine 
the  same,  such  submission  to  be  put  under  the  city  submiBmon. 
seal  and  to  be  signed  and  sealed  by  the  said  Timothy 
Mahon,  and  such  submission,  award,  or  arbitration  to  Award, 
be  carried  into  execution  according  to  law,  and  that  no 


186 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 
WitnesMB. 


Leasi>. 
Bondg. 


Hamilton. 


Commit' 

tee. 

Law  agent. 

City's 
interest. 
Town 
Clerks. 


Commons. 


Trades- 
men's bills. 


Report. 


BiUs. 


objection  shall  be  made  against  any  member  of  the  roii  xxiii.A. 
corporation  being  examined  as  witnesses,  and  that  the 
said  Ifr.  Mahon  be  not  concluded  to  his  prejudice  from 
his  having  signed  a  lease  and  paid  the  bonds  for  the 
year  from  September,  1779,  to  September,  1780,  but 
that  the  same  with  all  other  circumstances  be  laid 
before  the  said  referees  for  their  consideration,  and  that 
all  just  and  equitable  allowances  be  given  to  each 
party,  and  that  aldermen  Hamilton,  Warren,  and 
Horan  with  three  of  the  commons  to  be  named  by  the 
commons  be  appointed  a  committee  with  the  assistance 
of  the  city  law  agent  to  manage  and  take  care  of  the 
city's  interest  in  said  dispute,  and  that  the  Town  Clerks 
be  directed  to  furnish  the  several  reports,  petitions, 
papers,  and  proceedings  relative  thereto. 

[The  three  of  the  commons:]  Mr.  Howison,  Mr. 
Pemberton,  Mr.  Meyler. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  10th  day  of  April, 
1781. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  10th  day  of 
April  instant,  we  met  for  that  purpose  and  carefully 
examined  the  following  bills,  videlicet: 


*  Benjamin     Eaton's     two     bills      for 
carpenter's  work,  one  for 

the  other  for 

'John  Hillary's  bill  for  advertizing    ... 

*  John  Nowlan's  bill  for  tin  work 

*  Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tin  work 
'George    Stephenson's    bill    for    brick- 
layer's work 

*  Thomas  Mathews,  surveyor,  two  bills, 
one  for 

the  other  for 


38    7 

6 

25  14 

0 

7    8 

IH 

1    8 

8i 

19  13 

^ 

49  17    B 


IB 
49 


5 
2 


0 


£  s. 
16  19 
94    9 

d. 
7 
9 

86  3 
58  17 

0 
9 

122    8 

0 

DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  187 

Bollxxiiiju  £        S.     d.     1781. 

"•*^''-  'Eichard  Rapers  bill  for  glazing      ...     16  19     7    1^^%^^^ 

*  Thomas  Whiteston's  bill  for  furniture 
'Thomas     Todd    Faulkner's     bill     for 

printing  and  stationery 

*  William  Partridge's  bill  for 

*  John  Eusseirs  bill  for  lighting  the  city 
globes 

*  Which  said   several  sums   your   committee  are  of 
opinion  should  be  forthwith  paid  to  the  several  persons  Paymeut. 
herein  before  named/ 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's   report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[7.]  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert,  praying  to  L^^'^^Vt. 
be  paid  half  year  s  allowance  for  attending  grand  juries  Q^a 
and  summoning  prosecutors  in  criminal  cases :  where- 
upon it  was  ordered^  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Ijord  Mayors  warrant,  pay  the  petitioners  the  sum  of  raymcut. 
JE22  16s.  sterling,  in  consideration  of  their  trouble  set 
forth  in  the  above  petition. 

[8.]  Ann  Femsley,  widow,  praying  a  renewal  of  two  Femsiey. 
plots  of  ground,  part  of  Flint's  Croft;   whereupon  it  J'jiJjJ'* 
was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[9.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  praying  to  be  paid  the  usual  Trumbuii. 
sum  of  twenty  guineas  for  keeping  the   corn-market 
accounts  and  making  out  the  weekly  assize  of  bread  Assize  of 

^  "^  .        bread. 

for  one  year:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  Paymeut. 
petitioner  twenty  guineas  in  consideration  of  the  trouble 
in  the  above  petition  mentioned. 

[10.1  The    directors    of    the    city     part    of    Saint  suint 
Catherine's  parish,  praying  to  be  paid  £65,  for  two  i>"^'^»^- 
watchmen   at   the   market-house,  due  the   1st   day  of  watchmen. 

'  •'  Market 

May,  1781 :   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  ^ouae. 
m.  40.         treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  Payment. 


188  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 


petitioners  the  sum  of  £55   sterling,  the  same  to  be  J»i]^»""- 
allowed    in  his  accounts    and   the   watchmen   within 
mentioned  be  for  the  future  discontinued. 

c^^"\>f      [11.]  Richard    Gladwell,   praying   to   be    continued 

^^e^^'  collector  for  the  pipe  water  for  the  fourth  division: 
whereupqji  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  named 
Richard  Gladwell  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one  of 
the  collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  in  the  fourth 
division  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  Easter  assembly,  1782,  he  giving  such 
security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said 
office  and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer  all  such  sums  of 
money  as  he  shall  from  time  to  time  receive,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date 
or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

S'ry'b^adie.  [l^-]  Henry  Boswell,  one  of  the  city  beadles,  praying 
the  rent  of  a  room:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 

Payment     p^y  the  petitioner  £4. 

wiUiums.  [13.]  Elizabeth  Williams,  praying  relief :  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

araiit.        Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  forty  shillings. 

[14.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  the  directors  of 

B^iast  the  Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  25th  of 
April,  1781. 

Keport.  *  Your  committoe,  since    their    appointment   to   the 

Piles.         direction  of  this  office,  continued  the  repairs  of  the  piles 

Gubbards.  and  gabbards,  and  have  launched  the  new  gabbard 
which  was  built  by  Mr.  Hugh  Murphy. 

New  wall.  *  We  also  continued  the  building  of  the  new  wall  and 
ho|)e  to  com|)lete  the  300  feet,  now  carrying  on,  in  the 
course  of  the  ensuing  summer. 

Committoe.  *  We  bcg  loavc  to  observe  to  your  honours,  that  in 
your  order  of  last  assembly  appointing  a  committee 

Quorum.     ^^  diroctors  of  this  office,  it  was  omitted  to  specify  any 

Mayor.       uumbor   to   be  a  quorum   and    the  Lord  Mayor  and 


DITBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1781.  189 

BoD  KxiiLA.  Sheriffs  were  not  named  in  said  order,  though  thev  have  i7«i. 

m  JOk  1  '  Sberiffa. 

been  on  every  committee  for  this  of&ce  for  several  years 
past,  except  the  present  committee. 

*  There   is   £910,  of   the   last   parliamentary  grant  Grant, 
remaining  unpaid,  and  there  is  due  by  the  office  to 
tradesmen  and  others  the  sum  of  £763  12s.  7d.  Tradwm^n. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  cwOi. 
we    have  examined   and   find  there   is   a  balance   of 
£6,234  lis.  Id.,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £4,486  58.  7d.,  overpaid  on  the  account  of 

the  public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Buiance. 
Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £749  6s.  6d.  ^'*• 

*  Signed  by  eight  of  the  committee.' 

27th  April,  1781. 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  o^d^*-. 
an  act  of  assembly  and  the  committee  continued,  and 
to  proceed  as  they  shall  think  proper,  and  that  the  c«"'>»»it^«e- 
Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  treasurer,  and  alderman  George 
Sutton  be  added  to  the  said  committee,  any  seven  of 
said  committee  to  be  a  quorum,  and  that  the  commons  Quorum. 
do  name  two  of  the  commons  to  be  of  said  committee 
and  also  one  more  of  the  commons  in  the  room  of  the 
said  alderman  Sutton. 

[The  three   of    the    commons:]  Richard    Moncrieffe,  commons. 
Owen  Digby,  John  Wilson. 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts,  from  the  17th  Baiiast 

Office 

day  of  January  last  inclusive,  to  the  26th  day  of  April,  account. 
1781,  exclusive. 


m.m. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

£    8.  d. 

To  balance  of  last  quarter's  abstract  ...  ...  ...    4958  19    6^ 

To  cash  received  since  ...  ...  ...  ...     933  19    0 

£5,892  18    6^ 


190 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 
Bnllast 
Office 
accounts. 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  pilea 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  gabbards 

By  cash  -pakid  rent  and  contingent  expenses 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

By  cash  paid  interest 

By  balance 


£     s. 

109    5 

Roll  xxiii-A 
_     m.  39. 
a. 
0 

100  15 

0 

145    0 

178  14 

51    5 

^ 

9    8 

4    0 

..      5234  11 

£5,892  18 

6i 

Ballast  Oifloe  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

iB    B.    d. 
To  cash  received  at  the  treasury  in  part  of  the  parliamentary 

grant  of  sessions  1779  for  £3,000  ...  ...    1000   0    0 

To  balance  over  expended  ...  ...  ...  ...    4485    5    7 


£5,485    5    7 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  cash  over  expended  per  last  quarter's  abstract 
By  cash  expended  since  on  the  walls 


£  s.  d. 

..    4747  19  6 

..      737  6  1 

£5,485  5  7 


'  Killner  Swettenham. — Philip  Crampton. — Anthony 
King.  —  Henry  Hart.  —  Edward  Sankey.  —  Francis 
Fetherston.— Thomas  Emerson. — Nathaniel  Warren. — 
Greorge  Alcock.' 

Franchise.       1781.  April  27. — Admissions  to  franchise. 

Dociara.         jyg^    ^ppj^  27.— Declaration  and  signatures. 


F.B. 
B.  106. 
C.3. 


Bradstreet, 
Recorder. 


Grant. 


Payment 


1781.  July  20.— Fourth  Friday   after   the  24th   of  »••' 
June. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  the  usual  sum 
of  £200  to  sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  Recorder  of  the 'city 
of  Dublin:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  sum 
of  £200,  sterling,  be  granted  to  sir  Samuel  Bradstreet, 
baronet,  Recorder  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  to  be  paid  by 
the  city  treasurer  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant  and 


DXJBLIK  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  191 

Koiixxfii-A.  allowed  in  his  accounts,  as  testimony  of  the  services  itsi. 

m.  52.  ^  J  Services. 

done  by  him  to  the  citizens  of  Dublin,  for  one  year 
ending  this  assembly,  by  a  faithful  and  vigilant 
discharge  of  his  duty  as  Recorder. 

[2.]  "  Resolved^  that  the  thanks  of  this  assembly  be  Ee«oiu. 

tioQB  of 

returned  to  sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  baronet,  Recorder  of  thank«. 

'  Brad8tre«t, 

the  city  of  Dublin  for  his  upright  and  uniform  conduct  Recorder. 
in  parliament,  as  also  for  his  essential  services  rendered 
to  the  citizens  of  Dublin  in  his  judicial  capacity.'' 

"  Resolved,  that    the   tHanks    of    this    assembly  be 
returned  to  doctor  William  Clements  one  of  our  repre-  wiiuam 
sentatives  in  parliament  for  the  faithful  and  upright  m.f. 
discharge  of  the  trust  reposed  in  him." 

The  Lord   Mayor    and   Board    of    Aldermen    have 
unanimously  resolved  that  the  foregoing  resolutions  be  News. 
published^  in  Faulkner's  Journal  and  Saunders's  News 
Letter. 

[3.]  The  Lord  Mayor  having  communicated  to  the 
Board  of  Aldermen  the  conduct  of  captain  Alexander  l^^" 
Lynch  in  not  paying  proper  respect  to  his  Lordship's  Lord 
summons  to  attend  him  on  the  complaint  of  a  citizen 
whose  apprentice  he  had  enlisted  and  also  a  letter  from  eiliFaiSi!*^* 
the  said  captain  Lynch  respecting  his  concern  at  having 
given  offence  to  the  chief  magistrate.  ofTenoe. 

"  Resolved  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Alder- 
men, that  the  apology  of  the  said  captain  Lynch  be  Apoioey 
accepted  of,  in  hopes  that  for  the  future  due  respect 
will  be  paid  to  the  civil  power  by  gentlemen  in  the 
like  station." 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  the  herbage  of  Herbage. 
Saint  Stephen's  Green  to  John  Darragh  Lord  Mayor  Stephen's 
elect  during  his  Mayoralty ;  whereupon  it  was  granted,  Darra^b, 
according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition.  Mayor. 

m.  52  b.  [5.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  appoint  a  committee 

to  provide  furniture  for  the  Mayoralty  house :  where-  JJ^'S^!*"^ 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs, 


192 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 

Mayoralty 

house. 


Committee. 

Furniture. 

Expense 


Ck>miiion8. 


City  pipe 
water. 


Report. 


Walker. 
Chimney. 


Wilion. 

Tenants. 
Lord 

Limerick. 
J  amen' H 
street. 


Moore. 

Grealy. 
Allowance. 


treasurer,  masters  of  the  city  works,  aldermen  bou  xoil. 
Crampton,  Fetherston,  Warren,  and  Horan,  and  eight 
of  the  commons  to  be  named  by  the  commons  or  any 
five  of  them,  whereof  the  Lord  Mayor  when  present 
and  one  of  the  Sheriffs  to  be  always  two,  and  in  the 
absence  of  the  Lord  Mayor  the  senior  alderman  present 
to  preside,  bo  and  are  hereby  appointed  a  committee 
to  provide  such  furniture  for  the  use  of  the  Mayoralty 
house,  the  expense  attending  same  not  to  exceed  £100, 
and  who  are  hereby  empowered  to  .draw  on  the  city 
treasurer  for  said  sum  and  to  be  allowed  him  in  his 
account. 

[The  eight  of  the  commons :  ]  Messieurs  Worthington, 
ifyler,  Houghton,  Verschoyle,  Kirkchaffer,  Alexander 
^f'Cullogh,  Howison,  Owen  Digby. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  with 
pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16thi 
day  of  July,  1781. 

*  We  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours,  that  we 
attended  very  carefully  to  the  business  to  us  committed 
since  our  last  report,  on  the  16th  day  of  July  last,  we  met 
and  Mr.  Walker  having  informed  us  that  the  chimney 
of  his  house  wanted  repairing,  it  being  ready  to  fall 
down,  we  caused  same  to  be  viewed  and  an  estimate 
made  of  the  expense,  which  being  done  we  ordered  the 
same  to  repaired  under  the  inspection  of  Mr.  Wilson. 
Being  of  opinion  that  several  of  the  tenants  of  lord 
Limerick  in  James's  street  had  a  right  to  pay  the  pipe 
water  tax  pursuant  to  the  late  act  as  mentioned  in  our 
former  report,  we  ordered  Mr.  Moore  the  collector  for 
that  division  to  give  them  notice  that  unless  they  should 
pay  the  same  they  will  be  sued;  the  petition  of  John 
Grealy  late  bason  keeper  referred  to  us  and  we  are  of 
opinion  that  he  be  allowed  five  guineas  in  consideration 
of  his  poverty  and  distressed  circumstances. 


B.  51. 


street. 


DTTBUN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1781.  «  193 

2?a2^?^**^      '  On  the  4th  of  May  we  again  met  and  the  collectors  itsi. 

having  returned  to  us  an  account  of  the  arrears  that  Arrears. 
were  collected  in  their  several  divisions,  and  Mr.  George 
Moore  having  returned   a   sum  of  £184   17s.  Id.  as  Moore, 
collectable  and  your  committee  imagining  that  it  might 
be  inattention  in  Mr.  Moore,  ordered  that  he  should 
distrain  the  several  persons  in  his  return  mentioned  Distraint. 
or  that  he  should  pay  in  the  said  sum. 

'  On    the    21st  day  of  May  aforesaid,  Mr.  Mylne  Myine. 
having  informed  us,  that  he  haul  found  two  branches 
inserted  by  one  Kenny  a  distiller  in  Thomas  street  upon  Kennr, 
the  seven  inch  main  that  serves  the  extreme  parts  of  the 
city  on  the  south  side  of  the  river,  we  ordered  your 
law  agent  to  proceed  against  said  Kenny  pursuant  to 
the  late  act.    On  the  same  day  Mr.  Guinness  attended  2^°^^ 
and  proposed  that  the  matter  in  dispute  between  him 
and  your  honours  should  be  settled  in  order  to  avoid 
expense,  with  which  proposal  we  agreed  and  do  recom- 
mend on  Mr.  Gtdnness's  filing  his  answer  to  the  bill 
lately  filed  by  your  honours   against  him,   a  proper 
submission  to  be  entered  into  between  your  honours  and  ^^^^ 
him. 

*  On  the  11th  day  of  June  last  we  again  met  and 
the    reverend   Beather  King    having    attended    and  King, 
exhibited  a  complaint  against  George  Moore,  one  of  complaint. 
your  honours'  collectors,  for  distraining  a  clock  for  pistraint 

•^  ^  for  arrears. 

the  tax  due  by  said  King  without  making  a  personal 
demand  thereof  or  leaving  notice  in  writing  of  such, 
demand  pursuant  to  the  late  act  of  parliament,  we  took 
said  act  into  consideration  and  finding  that  the 
collectors  have  not  any  right  to  distrain  for  any  arrears 
due  unless  they  shall  make  a  personal  demand  thereof 
or  leave  a  demand  in  writing  21  days  prior  to  such 
distress,  which  said  Moore  did  not  do,  we  therefore 
ordered  the  clock  to  be  replaced,  but  that  Mr.  Moore  ciock. 
should  give  him  legal  notice  that  unless  the  arrear  was 
VOL.  xm*  Q 


Usher's 
quay. 


194  DITBLIK  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1781. 

1781.  paid  he  would  be  distrained  for  the  same.     On  the  same  S^m'!'***'^* 

Moow^  day  Mr.  Andrew  Moore,  one  of  your  collectors,  informed 
us,  that  he  had  been  much  insulted  and  abused  by 

ciowy.  messieurs  Glossy  and  Rose  on  Usher's  quay  in  his 
collection,  who  not  only  gave  him  ill  language,  but 
refused  paying  the  arrear  due  by  them,  we  ordered 
their  branch  to  be  cut  off,  but  Mr.  Glossy  having  on 
the  18th  day  of  June  attended  and  made  a  sufficient 
apology  for  his  conduct,  we  ordered  it  to  be  replaced. 
'  On  the  16th  instant,  we  again    met   in   order   to 

fSoS'       examine  the  supervisors  and  collectors  accounts,  which 

^^aT  we  found  stated  with  the  utmost  accuracy,  and  that  the 
accounts  of  the  receipts  and  disbursements  of  the  pipe 
water  revenue  were  examined  by  us  with  the  committee 
appointed  for  auditing  the  treasurer's  accounts,  to  the 
report  of  which  committee  we  beg  leave  to  refer  to 
your  honours.' 

Order.  n  vvas   thereupon   granted,  the   committee's   report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 
mittee continued. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  m.  si  b 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the  management  of 

Tolls  and  the  tolls  aud  customs  have  made  the  annexed  report 
of  the  20th  day  of  June,  1781. 

Report.  *  We  met   on   the   4th  day  of  May  last  and   were 

Morres.       attended    by    Redmond    Morres,    and    several    other 
.    gentlemen  on  behalf  of  the  company  of  undertakers  of 

Cimaf  ^^^®  Grand  Ganal,  and  Mr.  Morres  proposed  to  your 
committee,  that  as  he  and  the  other  gentlemen  appre- 

Tou.  hended  no  toll  or  custom  should  be  taken  for  goods 

coming  through  the  canal,  a  case  should  be  made  out 
and    laid    before    counsel,  together    with  an  act    of 

Queriea.      parliament  and  the  following  queries,  videlicet. 

*  First,  whether  the  corporation  of  the  city  of  Dublin 

toUb on  the  have  a  right  to  raise  tolls  and  customs  on  the  banks 

banks. 

of  the  Grand  Ganal? 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1781.  19B 

Jou^Miii.A.      'Second,   whether    the    corporation    of   the   city   of'si. 

Dublin  have  a  right  to  collect  tolls  and  customs  onToii«on 

.  ,  goods. 

goods  and  merchandizes,  commodities,  or  other  matters 
whatsoever  which  shall  be  carried  by  the  said  naviga- 
tion, when  the  same  shall  be  carried  into  other  parts 
of  the  city? 

*  Which  queries  the  said  proposal  of  Mr.  Morres,  we  Proposal. 
beg  leave  to  lay  before  your  honours  for  your  instruc- 
tion in  what  manner  your  committee  shall  proceed. 

*  On  the  20th  day  of  June  last  we  again  met  and 

Mr.  Mahon  having  attended  and  informed  them  that  he  Mahon. 
apprehended  several  people  had  of  late  passed  English 
salt  toll  free  under  pretence  of  its  being  Irish,  whereby  sait. 
your  honours  are  defrauded  of  their  right  to  toll  thereon,  toii. 
we  directed  that  public  notice  should  be  given  that  from 
and  after  the  1st  day  of  July  then  next,  no  salt  should 
be    permitted  to  pass    toll    free    through    the    several  soit  ion 

*  *  D  free  from 

avenues  leading  from  the  city,  unless  the  vendor  of  such  *^^^y- 
salt  should  make  a  voluntary  oath  before  one  of  his 
majesty's  justices  of  the  peace  for  the  county  of  the 
city  of  Dublin,  that  such  salt  should  be  tendered  to 
pass  toll  free  was  bona-fide  Irish  salt  and  not  foreign  irinh  sait. 
nor  mixed  with  any  foreign  salt,  which  notice  was 
accordingly  published.' 

It   was   thereupon   granted,  the    committee's   report  Order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  law  agent  do  state  a  proper  case  and  lay  the  same  Law  a^ent. 
before  Mr.  Recorder  for  his  opinion  relative  to  the  city's  Recorder, 
rights  to  toll  on  the  canal.  Sfl^i  toils. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed    for   examining   the    accounts  of  accouuu. 
alderman  Benjamin  Geale,  city  treasurer,  have  made  oeaie, 
the  annexed  report  of  the  25th  day  of  June,  1781.  Sourer. 

'  We,  the  committee  appointed   for   examining   the  Report, 
accounts  of  alderman  Benjamin  Geale,  city  treasurer,  Accounts, 
for  the  rents,  issues,  and  profits  of  the  said  city  com- 


196  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1781. 

1781.  mencing  Michaelmas  1779,  and  Michaelmas  1780,  have  ^^l^^-^- 

examined  the  said  accounts  and  the  several  vouchers 
relative  thereto  with  the  utmost   care  and   attention. 

Rental.  your  treasurer  laid  before  us  a  rental  of  your  honours* 
estate  as  it  stood  the  29th  day  of  September,  1780, 
together  with  the  arrears  of  rent  due  the  preceding 
year. 

Arreow.  *  We  charged  the  accountant  with  the  arrears  of  rent 
due  Michaelmas  1779,  and  also  with  the  entire  rental 
of  your  honours'  estate  as  it  stood  Michaelmas  1780, 
together  with  such  other  incidental  issues  and  profits 
as  accrued  in  that  time,  amounting  in  the  whole  to  »•  «^ 
the  sum  of  £24,240  IBs.  Of  d. 

S?nto"*'  *  We  find  the  disbursements  including  the  arrears  of 
rent  due  Michaelmas  1780,  amounting  to  £10,008  2s. 
8|d.,  a  balance  of  £631  9s.  9d.  due  to  the  treasurer  on 

Balance,  last  general  account,  and  also  including  the  balance 
due  to  the  treasurer  on  the  pipe  water  account 
amounting  to  £1,262  14s.  9d.,  amounting  in  the  whole 
to  the  sum  of  .£26,081  Is.  OJd.,  to  which  the  sum  of 
£689  6s.  3d.  poundage  on  £13,786  Bs.  net  money  paid, 

DiBcharge.  being  added  makes  the  discharge  amount  to 
£26,770  7s.  9Jd.,  so  that  there  appears  due  to  the 
treasurer  upon  the  general  account  of  the  corporation 

sumdne.  ending  the  29th  of  September,  1780,  the  sum  of 
£2,B27  12s.  8id. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  the  whole  accounts 
being  stated  with  the  utmost  accuracy,  we  unanimously 

Thaiiks  of  resolved  that  the  thanks  of  this  committ^  be  presented 
to  alderman  Benjamin  Geale  for  tlie  very  accurate  and 
clear  manner  in  which  his  accounts  are  stated  and  for 
the  faithful  discharge  of  the  trust  reposed  in  him.' 

Order.  It  was   thoreupou   granted,  the  committee's   report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 
[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

City  leases,  committce  appointed  for  inspecting   city   leases   near 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1781.  197 

souxxuLa.  expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  11th  itsi. 
day  of  July,  1781. 

*  We,  to  whom  the  memorial  of  Grace  Swan  and  Report 
committee's  report  thereon  was  referred,  met  to  take 
the  same  into  consideration  and  it  appearing  to  us  that 
the  ground  in  Bow  bridge  lately  in  the  possession  of  Bow  bridge. 
Mr.  Swan  has  been  set  by  your  honours  at  an  advanced  swaa 
rent,  which  ground  we  apprehend  would  never  have 
got  into  your  possession,  was   it   not   for   the   candid 
behaviour  of  Mrs.  Swan,  who  handed  over  the  lease  with  Lea«e. 
the  map  thereto  annexed  for  you  to  trace  the  ground, 
no  map  or  description  thereof  being  mentioned  in  or  Map. 
annexed  to  the  counterpart  of  the  lease  which  is  in  your 
possession,  and  it  also  appearing  from   the   report  of 
messieurs  Wilson  and  Magee  who  were  appointed  to 
enquire  into  the  nature  and  circumstance  of  the  case, 
that  the  said  Grace  Swan  had  expended  near  £300,  in  ^f*""*"' 
defending  a  suit  that  was  commenced  against  her  by 
one  Eoach  for  recovery  of  the  said  ground,  we  therefore 
apprehend  that  the  said  Grace  Swan  deserved  to  be 
considered  by  your  honours  for  such  her  conduct  and 
that  she  should  not  lose  the  money  so  expended  by  her 
in  defending  the  possession  and  your  honours'  title  to 
said  premises,  which  she  imagined  was  sufficient,  but 
which  was  refused  by  your  honours,  and  are  therefore 
of  opinion  and  do  recommend  from  the  said  circumr 
stances  the  said  Grace  Swan  be  allowed  an  annuity  of  Annuity. 
£30,  a  year  during  her  life. 

m.  50*.  *0n  the  11th  day  of  July  we  again  met  and  took 

into    consideration    the    petition    of    Diana    Connor,  connor. 
executrix  of  the  reverend  Moses  Roquire,  late  curate  of  Rixiuire, 

curate  of 

the   parishes    of    Howth,  Kilbarrack,    and   Baldoyle,  Howth. 
praying  to  be  paid  the  sum  of  £10,  which  was  due  to 
the  said  Moses  at  the  time  of  his  death,  and  we  are 
of  opinion  that  she  be  paid  said  sum.  Payment. 

'  We    inform    your   honours,    that   Mr.    Mathews,  1^**6?^; 


198  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 

1781.  surveyor,  having  some  time  ago  received  directions  to  2^^*^"*^* 

Survey.  survey  and  make  out  new  maps  of  your  estate,  which 
when  completed  will  be  of  infinite  use,  Mr.  Mathews 

Mttp«  attended  and  produced  to  them  such  maps  as  he  had 
finished  and  bound  in  proper  books,  which  we  much 
approve  of,  and  Mr.  Mathews  having  had  considerable 
trouble  in  tracing  and  making  out  such  maps  and 
being  at  expense  also  in  so  doing,  we  recommend  that 

Payment,  he  bc  paid  the  sum  of  £100,  on  account,  until  the 
whole  books  of  maps  be  complete.' 

Order.  It  was  thereupon    granted,    the   committee's   report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 
mittee continued. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

Swt""*  committee  appointed  for  setting  the  cleansing  of  the 
streets  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  13th  day  of 
July,  1781. 

Report  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  13th  day  of 

July  instant  we  met  and  took  into  consideration  the 

Smith.  petition  of  James  Smith  (referred  to  us  by  your  honours) 
praying  to  be  paid  the  sum  of  £49  15s.,  being  a  quarter's 
allowance  due  to  him  for  cleansing  lots  No.  2.  3.  9.  and 

North  Bide  10.  on  the  north  side  of  the  river  Liffey,  and  it 
appearing  to  us  that  he  had  cleansed  the  said  lots  until 
his  horses  and  carts  were  seized  and  sold  under  an 
execution,  which  was  about  three  weeks  prior  to  the 
expiration  of  said  quarter,  we  are  therefore  of  opinion 

Pnymewt.  that  hc  bo  paid  said  sum  deducting  thereout  the  sum 
of  £12  8s.  9d.,  sterling  for  the  said  three  weeks  and 
such  fines  as  he  may  have  incurred  by  his  neglect,  an 
account  of  which  is  in  the  treasurer's  hands.      The 

Keatinf.  petition  of  Johu  Keating  to  be  paid  for  cleansing  some 
lots  taken  by  him,  and  it  appearing  to  us  that  he  had 
fulfilled  his  engagement  agreeable  to  the  declarations 
made  by  the  committee  at  the  time  of  setting  and  we 

rayinent     are  of  opiiiion  he  be  paid  the  sum  of  £23  10s.  sterling.' 


m.^ 


DTTBUK  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1781.  199 

S?3o^^     It   was    thereupon    granted,  the  committee's  report  i7»i- 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  i^aymeut. 
the  within  named  James  Smith  and  Jolin  Keating  the 
sums  within  mentioned  making  the  deductions  in  the  ^^;^ 
within  report  set  forth. 

[10.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  rewarding  persons  serviceable 
in  extinguishing  accidental    fires   made   the   annexed  Extiinfuii,h. 

ing  flres. 

report  of  the  20th  day  of  June,  1781. 

•  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  30th  day  of  Beport. 
May  last  we  met  and  took  into  consideration  the  account 
of  George  Gee  and  Nathaniel  Walker  amounting  to  ^i,^^, 
JE26  Os.  6d.,  as  also  the  petition  of  William  Bobinson  Robiuson. 
praying  to  be  paid  £7  4s.  6d.  for  several  attendances 
on  different  fires,  which  we  are  of  opinion  should  be 
forthwith  paid,  the  rather  as  it  appears  to  us  that  the 
said     persons     were     active    and    indefatigable    in 
extinguishing  such  fires  as  they  have  attended ;  on  the 
same  day  the  memorial  of  several  engine-keepers  was  Engine- 
referred  to  us  by  your  honours,  when  they  produced  memoriaL 
their  several  bills  which  your  committee  apprehending 
were  exorbitant  referred  them  to  George  and  William 
Robinson  for  their  inspection,  who  accordingly  reported, 
that  your  committee  on  the  20th  day  of  June  instant 
after  making  several  considerable  deductions,  that  the  Deductions. 
several    persons    hereafter    mentioned    deserved    the 
following  sums,  amounting  together  to  £35  9s.  6d.  for  2f{"'V 
their  attendance  in  extinguishing  the  several  fires  they 
attended,  that  is  to  say. 

£    8.    d. 

•  William  Beckett  for  his  three  bills     ...     10  10    3 

'John  Herbert  1  18    3J 

'Daniel  Christian                  ..i            ...      0  12  llj 
'  Moses  M'Vay  8  14    3i 

•  Edward  Kimberley's  two  bills  ...      4  12    7^ 


200 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1781. 


178L 
Sums 

£        8. 

d. 

allowed. 

'William  Hamilton 

...      1    8 

6 

'  Peter  Carrott's  fliree  bills     . . . 

...      4    3 

H 

'  William  Hodges'  two  bills   ... 

...      4    4 

0 

'John  Smith 

...      3  12 

6i 

'  James  Beggs 

...      0  13 

0 

£35    9 

6 

Sou  xxiii.A 
m.  49. 


Accouut  of 
bills. 


Robinson. 
Order. 


Pafment. 


Trades- 
men's bills. 


Beport. 


Bills. 


*  Which  said  several  sums  we  are  of  opinion  be  paid, 
and  have  hereunto  annexed  an  account  of  the  several 
bills  herein  before  mentioned  with  the  deductions 
made  by  the  said  William  and  George  Robinson.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 
mittee continued,  and  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  several  persons  in  the 
within  report  named,  the  several  sums  therein 
mentioned. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  13th  day  of  July,  1781. 

*  We  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the 
13th  day  of  July  instant  we  met  and  examined  the 
following  bills  very  carefully,  that  is  to  say. 

£    8.   d. 

*  Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  ...  ...      8  17    6 

'  Simon  Vierpyle's  bill  for      14  11    9| 

'  Dublin  Evening  Post  bill  for  ...      8  15  11^ 


Sams. 


Order. 


Payment. 


*  Which  said  several  sums  we  are  of  opinion  be  forth-  : 
with  paid.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 


,49b. 


BUBLIK   ASSEMBLY   HOLL,    1781.  201 

^*J*°*^  several  persons  in  the  within  report  named  the  several  itsi. 
sums  in  the  within  report  mentioned. 

[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  sotting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  enquiring  how  the  revenues  revenue.. 
of  the  city  may  be  increased  and  its  expense  lessened 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  4th  day  of  July,  1781. 

'  We,  the  committee  to  whom  the  petition  of  certain  Beport 
of  the  commons  praying  to  reimburse  the  Lord  Mayor  ^^^ 
the  expense  he  was  at  in  improving  and  manuring  improve- 
Stephen's  Green  was  referred,   met  on   the  4th  July  Ijj"^,,,,.^ 
instant    and   examined    his    Lordship's    account   and  ^'®®*'- 
vouchers,  by  which  it  appears  that  his  Lordship  has 
expended  the  sum  of  £B4  10s.  4d.  for  the  manuring  of 
Stephen's   Green,    cleansing   the   trenches    all    round, 
picking  the  stones,  etc.,  and  opening  the  trench  drains, 
by  which  expenditure  his  Lordship  could  not  have  any 
private  advantage  and  we  are  therefore  of  opinion  that 
the  said  Lord  Mayor  be  reimbursed  the  said  sum.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  said  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  his  payment. 
Lordship  the  sum  of  £B4  10s.  4d.  sterling  in  the  within 
report  mentioned. 

[13.]  Certain  of    the   commons,    praying  that   the  Franchise. 
freedom  of  this  city  be  granted  to  the  right  honourable  Eari  of 
Richard,    Earl   of    Momington :    whereupon    it   was  ton. 
granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[14.]  Nathaniel  Trumble,  prajring  to   be  appointed  Iwon?^®* 
Sword  Bearer  in  the  room  of  Randal  Cooke,  deceased :  c^'' 
whereupon   it   was   ordered,    that   the   above   named  ^«<^«*«^- 
Nathaniel  Trumble  be  and  is  hereby  appointed  Sword 
Bearer  to  this  city,  during  the  city's  pleasure,  at  the 
yearly  salary  of  £100,  to  commence  from  this  day,  and  saiary. 
it  is  further  ordered,  that  the  said  Nathaniel  Trumble 
shall  constantly  attend  the  duty  of  said  place  in  person. 

[16.]  William  M*Murtrie,  praying  to    be    appointed 


202 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 

M'Murtrie 

water 

bailiff. 

Appoint* 

ment. 


Stokes, 
collector  of 
pipe  water 
reveiine. 


Knox 
o£Scer  of 
commons- 

Neces- 
saries. 


Payment 


Onlton. 
Grant. 


Oakes. 
Grant. 


Gilshenaa. 
Grant, 


water  bailiff  on  the  resignation  of  Nathaniel  Trumble:  2»?V?***' 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  named 
William  M'Murtrie  be  and  is  hereby  appointed  into 
the  ofl&ce  of  one  of  the  water  bailiffs  of  this  city, 
for  one  year  ending  next  Midsummer  assembly  1782,  ^'^' 
he  giving  such  security  to  save  the  city  harmless  and 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  said  employment,  as 
the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve. 

[16.]  Nathaniel  Stokes,  praying  to  be  continued 
collector  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  for  division  No.  3 : 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  named 
Nathaniel  Stokes  be  continued  collector  for  the  pipe 
water  revenue  for  division  No.  3.  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  Midsummer 
assembly  1782,  on  his  giving  sufBlcient  security  in  one 
week  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said 
office  and  paying  to  the  treasurer  all  such  sums  as  he 
shall  receive,  said  security  to  be  approved  of  by  the 
Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs. 

[17.]  Thomas  Knox,  praying  compensation  for 
supplying  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  with  candlesticks 
and  other  necessaries  for  one  year  ending  this  assembly : 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the 
sum  of  £6,  sterling,  in  consideration  of  supplying  the 
above  necessaries. 

[18.]  Lucy  Oulton,  praying  usual  allowance :  where- 
upon it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  guineas. 

[19.]  Medicis  Oakes,  praying  usual  allowance :  where- 
upon it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  guineas. 

[20.]  James  Gilshenan,  praying  city's  favour :  where- 
upon it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £5. 

[21.]  John  M'Elroy,  praying  to  be  continued  one  of 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1781.  203 


ui  i"^*^  the  Serjeants  at  mace :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  i78i. 


Ml.  48.  _  _  ^^ 

the  above  named  John  M'Elroy  be  and  is  hereby  con-  liwfeifmt'ai 

mace. 

tinned  one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  next 
Midsummer  assembly  1782,  he  giving  such  security  for 
the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and 
redelivery  of  the  silver  mace,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and 
Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said  security  to  be  entered 
into  in  one  month  from  this  date  or  this  order  for 
continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void, 
m.  18  6.  [22.]  Thomas  Massey,  praying  to  be  continued  one  of  ^^jjJJi^^t 

the  Serjeants  at  mace :  like  order.  °*'^' 

[23.]  Henry  Browne,  porter  of  the  Tholsel,  praying  Browne, 
usual  allowance  to  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his  porter 
room,  whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  the  city  treasurer 
do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  Payment. 
£4  sterling. 

[24.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  18th  of  July,  ^^^ 
1781. 

*  Your   committee,  since   their   last   report  to   your  Report. 
honours,    continued    the    repairs    of    the    piles    and  piies. 
gabbards,  and  have  made  as  much  progress  in  building  aabbards. 
the  new  wall  as  possible  and  hope  to  complete  the  300  New  waii. 
feet  now  carrying  on  in  the  course  of  this  summer. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  cash. 
we  have  examined  and  find  there    is    a    balance  of 
£5,225  5s.  ll|d.  in  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £4,977  3s.  8d.,  over  paid  on  the  account  of 

the  public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Balance. 
Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,    is   £248   28.  ajd.    All  Hart, 
which  is  humbly  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  thirteen  of  the  committee.' 

20th  July,  1781. 

Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  order, 
an  act  of  assembly  and  the  committee  continued. 


204 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 
Ballast 
Office 
ftcconnts. 


State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts,  from  the  2Bth  ^IJ^"*^-^- 
day  of  April  last  inclusive,  to  the  18th  day  of  July, 
1781,  exclusive. 


BaUa^t  Office,  Dr. 


To  balance  of  last  qnartei'i  abstract 
To  cash  received  since 


Per  contra^  Cr. 

By  cash  paid  for  raiaing  ballast 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  gabbards 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 

By  ca»h  paid  for  account  of  the  lightbouse 

By  cash  paid  interest 

By  balance 


£     s. 

d. 

5234  11 

1 

,    1354    5 

4 

£8^16 

6 

£     8. 

d. 

244  11 

8 

89    9 

« 

145    0 

0 

683    4 

9 

61    7  10» 

.     104  16 

5 

65    0 

0 

5225   510 

£6^16 

5 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 


£    8.d. 


To 


Per  contra,  Or. 

By  cash  over  expended  per  last  quarter  s  abstract 
By  cash  expended  since  on  the  walls 


Franchise. 
Declara- 
tion. 


Petitions 
axainat  new 
C5iiatom 
Hotue. 


Lord  lieu- 
tenant. 


£      s.  d. 

4485    5    7 

49118    1 

£4,977   3    8 

P.B. 
B.  106. 
C.8. 

1781.  July  20. — Admissions  to  franchise. 
1781.  July  20. — Declaration  and  signatures. 

1781.  July  27.— Post  Assembly.  m.47. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  to  prepare  a  petition  to  his  majesty 
and  also  to  his  excellency  the  lord  lieutenant  against 
the  intended  new  Custom  House  have  prepared  the 
annexed  petitions  and  praying  to  have  the  same  m.  476 
engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  presented  to  his 
excellency   the    lord    lieutenant:    whereupon   it  was 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1781.  205 

BoUxxiiLA  granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  within  petition  nsi. 

""     '       and  that  the  said  petitions  against  the  intended  Custom  uo*u^ 
House  be  presented    to    his    excellency  by  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  attended  by  the  corporation  of  the 
city  of  Dublin  at  large. 

Petitions  engrossed,   put  under  the  city  seal,  and  city  seai. 
presented  accordingly. 

*  John  Darragh.  —  Philip  Crampton.  —  Benjamin 
Geale.  —  Killner  Swettenham.  —  William  Dunn.  — 
Thomas  Emerson. — ^Willoughby  Lightbume. — George 
Sutton.  —  Thomas  Greene.  —  Nathaniel  Warren.  — 
Francis  Fetherston. — John  Rose. — George  Alcock. — 
James  Shiel. — Henry  Bevan. — Anthony  King.' 

"^^  1781.  October  19.— Third  Friday  after  the  29th  of 

September. 

Lord  Mayor:  John  Darragh. 

Sheriffs:  James  Campbell  and  David  Dick. 

[1.]  "  Besolved   unanimously    by  the    Lord    Mayor,  gj^ij^ 
Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens,  that  their  sincere  and  thanks, 
warmest  acknowledgments  be  presented  in  the  most 
public  manner  to  the  several  Volunteer  Corps  of  this  volunteer 
kingdom,  who  have  so  nobly  stood  forth  in  the  defence 
of  the  laws  and  constitution  of  this  country,  particu- 
larly manifested  by  their  spirited  offers  when  it  was 
apprehended  a  foreign  enemy  intended  to  disturb  the  ^^^f^ 
peace  of  this  nation." 

[2.]  "  Resolved  unanimously,  that  the  thanks  of  the 
Sheriffs  and  Commons  be  returned  to  alderman  Killner  ham,  LcJrd 

Mayor. 

Swettenham,  late  Lord  Mayor  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  for 
his  upright,  spirited,  and  impartial  conduct  in  that 
arduous  and  important  office  of  chief  magistrate. 

"Resolved,  that  the  foregoing  resolution  be  sent  to 
the  other  house  for  their  concurrence. — 19th  October, 
1781." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of-  Aldermen  unani- 


206  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1781. 

1781.  mously  agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the  »oUmii.j 

above  resolution. 

[3.]  "  Resolved  unanimously,  that  the  thanks  of  this  m-  «2  6 

Bride,         liouso    bo    Fetumed    to  Patrick    Bride    and    Thomas 

mgh"^^'  Andrews,  esquires,  late  High  Sheriffs  of  this  city,  for 
their  active,  spirited,  and  uniform  good  conduct  in  that 
high  station,  and  particularly  for  the  essential  service 
they  have  rendered  the  public  in  detecting,  appre- 
hending, and  bringing  to  condign  punishment  a  great 

tors  in  "     uumber  of  combinators  in  different  trades. 

trades* 

"Resolved,  that  the  foregoing  resolution  be  sent  to 
the  other  house  for  their  concurrence. — 19th  October, 
1781." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani- 
mously agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the 
above  resolution. 

Address. 

Clement         [4.]  '  To  doctor  William   Clement   and   sir   Samuel 
Bradstreet.  Bradstroot  representatives  for  the   city  of  Dublin  in 
parliament. 

Addrwa.  *  The  unauimous  address  of  the  right  honourable  the 
Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens  in 
common  council  assembled  Michaelmas  assembly  the 
19th  October,  1781. 

*  Gentlemen. 

*  Convinced  of  the  very  honourable  manner  in  which 
you  have   acquitted   yourselves    in   discharge   of  the 

ti?eJ1^°**'  important  trust  of  our  representatives  in  parliament, 
parliament  ^^^  rctum  you  our  most  grateful  thanks  and  beg  leave 
^^stouo-      to  instruct  you  respecting  those  great  objects  which 

must  naturally  be  discussed  this  session  of  parliament, 

videlicet. 

Sole  right  *  The  sole  right  of  the  King,  Lords,  and  Commons  of 
laws.         Ireland  to  make    laws   for   the   government   of   this 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1781.  207 

Roll  xnitA.  countiy — ^A  modification  of  the  laws  of   Poyning  to  1791. 

*^  *■       prevent  the  unconstitutional  interference  of  tlie  privy  £3^ 
council — The  Habeas  Corpus  act — The  tenure  of  the^j^ 
judges — A  constitutional  mutiny  bill — The  attainment 
of  the  advantages  of  a  free  trade  as  held  forth  in  the  Free  trade, 
acts  passed  in  Great  Britain  and  a  strict  enquiry  into 
the   expenditure    of    public    money. — On    all    which  ^^j^ 

111.6L  subjects  we  have  already  communicated  to  you  our 

sentiments   in   the   last   session,    but    not    succeeding  sentiuentB. 
therein,    we    now    again    find    ourselves    under    an 
absolute  necessity  to  confirm  them  and  doubt  not  the 
exertion  of  your   usual    zeal    and    abilities   in    their 
support. 

*  We  also  request  you  will  be  pleased  to  endeavour 

to  remove  the  obstructions  to  the  sale  of  Irish  manu-  faie  of 
factures  in  Portugal  and  to  procure  a  sufficient  number  ^^^^^ 
of  ships  of  force  for  the  defence  of  our  trade,  as  during 
the  present  war  the  number  of  vessels  captured  on  our  vessel. 

'  ^  captured. 

coast  have  not  only  been  an  immense  loss  to  Great 
Britain  and  Ireland,  but  has  also  proved  of  the  utmost 
advantage  to  the  enemy,  to  prevent  which  in  future 
is  an  object  of  the  highest  importance,,  as  our  trade  Trade. 
in  general  lies  exposed  to  the  depredations  of  every 
petty  adventurer,  notwithstanding  the  readiness  of  the 
lord    lieutenant    to    obtain    convoys    on    P^riiicular  Jjrd^^^^ 
applications  to  his  excellency  and  the  useful  communi-  conToye. 
cations  of  intelligence  from   Mr.  Secretary  Eden  and  Eden, 
his  very  laudable  and  polite  attention  to  the  applica- 
tions of  our  merchants. 

*  It  is  scarcely  necessary  tio  suggest  to  you,  the  idea 

of  limiting  the  duration  of  the  grant  of  supplies,  as  ^™"*^^/ 
in  last  session  to  six  months,  being  in  our  opinion  the 
most    probable   means   of   obtaining   those   desirable 
objects. 

*  19th  October,  1781.' 

The  Lord   Mayor   and   Board  of  Aldermen  unani- 


208 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 

Aicracment. 

luntrae- 

tioiu 

preMnted. 


Dublin 
Jouma). 

Clement 
Bndstreet 


rnously  agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  thesou 
before  mentioned  instructions    and    the    same    to    be 
presented  to  doctor  William  Clement  and  sir  Samuel 
Bradstreet  in  the  most  respectful  manner  by  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  Sheriffs. 

"  Resolved  unanimously,  that  these  instructions  with 
such  answer  as  our  representatives  shall  be  pleased  to 
return  thereto  be  published  in  the  Dublin  Journal." 

To  which  address  Dr.  Clement  and  sir  Samuel 
Bradstreet  were  pleased  to  give  the  following  answer. 


Conduct  in 
parliament. 


Aa«wer.  AnSWER. 

*  To  the  right  honourable  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs, 
commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin. 

*  My  lord  and  gentlemen. 

'  We    are    happy    in    your   kind    and    honourable 
approbation  of  our  conduct  in  parliament  and  we  trust  ^^^ 
that  we  shall  never  disappoint  that  confidence  which 
you  place  in  us. 

*We  shall  attend  particularly  to  your  instructions 
and  assist  to  the  utmost  of  our  power  in  everything 
relative  to  the  constitution,  trade,  and  welfare  of  this 
kingdom. 

*  We  have  the  honour  to  be,  my  lord  and  gentlemen, 
your  most  obliged  and  faithful  humble  servants. 

*  William  Clement, — Samuel  Bradstreet.' 

[6.]  Alderman  Killner  Swettenham,  late  Lord  Mayor, 
praying  to  be  paid  a  sum  of  £600:  whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Loiti  Mayor's 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £600  sterling, 
the  same  to  be  allowed  him  in  his  accounts,  deducting 
thereout  the  sum  of  100  guineas  in  lieu  of  the  commons 
ball. 

[6.]  Certain  otf  the  commons,  praying  that  the 
Pmnchise.    freedom  of  this  city  be  granted  to  the  right  honourable 


Constitu- 
tion. 
Tnide. 
Welfare. 


Swetten- 
ham. 


Mayoralty. 
Payment. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  209 

^^lib!^'^'  Alexander,    lord    Loughborough :   whereupon    it   was  itsi 
ordered,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be  presented  to  Lough- 
the  right  honourable  lord  baron  Loughborough  of  the 
kingdom  of  Great  Britain,  in  testimony  of  the  grateful 
sense  entertained  by  us  of  the  important  services  which  oftiziSSroV 
were   rendered    by    his    lordship,  when  attorney  and  ^"^**°- 
solicitor  general  of  England,  to  the  citizens  of  Dublin 
by  protecting  their  trade,  manufactures,  and  property  Trade, 
from  a  measure  extremely  injurious  to  them.  tores. 

The  Sheriffs  and  Commons  have  unanimously  agreed 
to  the  resolution  of  the  board  for  grantinfy  the  freedom  Resoiutioa 

o  &  Qf  Sheriffs 

of  this  city  to  lord  Loughborough  for  the  reasons  in  ^^^^^^' 
their  order  mentioned  and  request  the  concurrence  of 
the  other  house  in  the  resolution  of  the  commons,  that 
the  same  after  presenting  it  together  with  his  lordship's 
answer  shall  be  published, 
m.  60.  The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  with  con. 

•^  ^  currence. 

the  Sheriffs  and  Commons    in    the   before   mentioned 
request. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  the  better  supplying  the  city  ^^J^*^ 
with  pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the 
IBth  of  October,  1781. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  attended  Report, 
very  carefully  to  the  business  to  us  committed  since 
our  last  report,  on  the  23rd  day  of  July  last  we  met 
and  having  been  previously  applied  to  by  the  company 
of  undertakers  of  the  Grand  Canal  to  ascertain  and  Qi-and 

Canal. 

be  paid  their  demand  on  the  gross  produce  of  the  pipe 
water  revenue  for  one  year  ending  25th  March,  1780, 
we  went  into  that  business  and  finding  that  the  gross 
collection  for  that  year  amounted  to  £B,609  8s.  lO^d.,  couection. 
and  that  10  per  cent,  for  that  sum  for  that  year  (being 
their  demand)  amounted  to  £660  18s.  lOd.,  we  were  of  Demand, 
opinion  that  the  said  last  mentioned  sum  ought)  to  be 
vol..  XI«.  f 


210  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1781. 

p^-ment     P^^^  ^^^  accordiugly  drew  upon  the  city  treasurer  for  ^^""'•'^ 
BaggB.        the  same  payable  to  Richard  Baggs,  esquire,  agent  and 
secretary  to  the  said  company.  We  took  into  considera- 
^^^-         tion  a  petition  referred  to  us  by  your  honours  for  a  wall 
ciffquay    to  be  built  adjoiuiug  the  river  Liffey  from  Coal  quay 
Es^^uay  bridge  up  to  the  wall  of  Essex  quay  and  pursuant  to 
the  powers  given  to  your  committee,  on  the  30th  day 
of  July  ordered  an  advertizement  to  be  inserted  in  tlie 
public  papers,  setting   forth   that   we   were  ready  to 
SJ^tSe"^    receive  proposals  for  building  and  finishing  such  wall 
v<"''^-         agreeable  to  the  plan  laid  down  by  your  surveyor,  and 
on   the   13th    and   20th  of  August   last   we   received 
several  proposals  for  doing  the  said  work,  but  thinking 
it  would  be  necessary  to  have  said  wall  finished  with 
a  parapet  and  to  have  four  steps  therein,  each  to  be  m.  eo  (*. 
six   feet   wide,   postponed   the   consideration   of   such 
proposals  until  such  time  as  the  several  persons  who  had 
proposed  were  made  acquainted  with  your  committee's 
intention,  and  on  the  27th  of  August  we  again  met 
and  took  the  several  proposals  into  consideration  and 
Bimiji.        finding  that  Mr.  Ambrose  Binns  had  proposed  to  supply 
the  iron  work  that  would  be  necessary  for  4d.  per 
pound,  being    Id.    less    per    pound    than    any    other 
proposal,  we  agreed  that  Mr.  Binns  should  furnish  such 
pemberton.  irou  work  at  the  said  price,  and  Mr.  William  Pemberton 
having  proposed  to  finish  the  grouted  work  at  7s.  4d.  per 
perch,  the  parapet  w^all  at  6s.  per  perch,  the  ashler 
work  at  6d.  per  foot,  and  to  allow  £11  7s.  6d.  for  the 
Old  old  materials,  we  agreed  to  said  proposal,  and  also 

agreed  that  such  carpenter's  work,  as  would  be  neces- 
sary  in    completing   said   wall,    should   be   done   by 
Eaton.       Benjamin  Eaton,  and  ordered  that  the  whole  of  said 
work  should  be  done  and  completed  in  a  workmanlike 
Inspection   mauucr,  under  the  inspection  of  sir  Thomas  Blackall, 

of  sub-  "^ 

committee.  Mr.  Leet,  Mr.  John  Binns,  Mr.  Joseph  Pemberton,  Mr. 
Home,  Mr.  John  Wilson,  and  Mr.  Magee,  whom  we 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  211 

Boll  exulj.  appointed  a  sub-committee  for  that  purpose.     On  the  itsi. 
10th   of   September  we  again   met   and   having   read 
different  proposals  for  clipping  the  hedges  of  the  bason  ^'" 
this  season,  we  agreed  with  that  of  Patrick  Mooney  to  Moon^. 

■-*•  do  the  same  for  £9  2s.,   being  the  most  reasonable 

one,  and  accordingly  ordered  the  same  to  be  done  under 
the    inspection   of   Mr.    Mylne,  who   your    committee  Myine. 
directed  should  supply  him   with   subsistence   during 
such  time  as  he  should  be  at  work. 

'  On  the  17th  day  of  September  last  we  met,  when 
an  order  conceived  by  the  corporation  for  paving  was  ^"^JiniJ*" 
laid  before  us  signifying  that,  that  board  was  ready 
to  enter  into  the  same  agreement  as  last  year  with  the 
city,  for  a  sum  of  money  in  lieu  of  all  demands  for  DemandA 
paving  places  usually  paved  or  repaired  by  the  city, 
which  order  we  beg  leave  to  lay  before  your  honours 
that  you  may  act  therein,  as  you  may  think  proper.  On 
the  24th  of  September  aforesaid,  Daniel  Hautenville,  J^'J^"- 
one  of  your  turncocks,  having  applied  to  us  to  be  con- 
sidered for  his  extraordinary  trouble  and  it  apj^earing 
that  there  had  been  an  additional  number  of  cocks 
lately  laid  in  his  division,  we  were  of  opinion,  that  he 
be  allowed  a  sum  of  £10,  for  such  his  extraordinary 
trouble ;    George  Gee  and  Nathaniel  Walker  applied  oee. 
to  your  committee  by  petition  to  be  considered  for  their 
extraordinary  trouble  in  their  different  departments, 
we  are  also  of  opinion  that  for  the  care  they  have 
heretofore  taken  of  the  works,  they  be  each  allowed  Aiiowaaoe. 
a  sum  of  £10.' 

It   was    thereupon   granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed   and   made   an   act   of   assembly   and   the 
committee  continued. 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting   city  leases    near  city  iea«©». 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th 
of  October,  1781. 


212  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1781. 

1781.  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  19th  day  of  JJ^^"* 

Mathews,     September    last    we    met,  when   Mr.  Mathews,    your 

biirveyor.     g^j^^y^j.^  jg^jj  bcforo  US  his  accouut  for  surveying  part 

of  the  city's  estate  from  the  commencement  olf  them. 58 b. 
present  year  amounting  to  £199  88,  6Jd.,  out  of  which 
he  gave  credit  for  £100,  which  was  ordered  to  be  paid 

Balance  jjjj^^  jj^gj^  asscmbly,  SO  that  there  appears  a  balance  on 
said  account  to  be  due  to  Mr.  Mathews  of  £99  8s.  6^d., 
which  sum  we  arc  of  opinion  he  be  paid ;  on  the  same 
day  your  committee  having  carefully  examined  into 
such  part  of  your  honours'  title  deeds  as  related  to 

Ne?J*"*'      ^^^  ground  on  and  adjoining  with  the  new  Custom 

Ho*iJjr  House  is  now  building,  were  of  opinion  that  the  whole 
of  such  ground  was  your  honours'  estate  and  upon  a 
minute  enquiry  and  examination  into  such  deeds,  were 
also  of  opinion  that  a  particular  part  o.f  such  ground 
inclosed  by  direction  of  the  commissioners  for  the 
purpose  aforesaid  had  never  been  demised  by  the  city 
to  any  person  whatever  and  consequently  that  the 
persons,  who  undertook  to  demise  the  same  to  the  said 
commissionors,   had   no  authority   or  title  so   to  do, 

survej.  therefore  we  ordered  Mr.  Mathews  to  make  a  survey 
of  the  city  ground  upon  and  adjoining  wliich  the  said 
Custom  House  is  erecting,  in  order  that  your  com- 
mittee might  be  enabled  to  trace  therefrom  such  parts 
of  it  as  have  not  been  demised  by  the  city,  and  on 
the  26th   of  September  aforesaid  Mr.   Mathews   laid 

Map.  before  them  such  map  by  which  they  were  confirmed 

in  their  opinion  that  part  of  said  ground  inclosed  as 
aforesaid  had  never  been  demised  by  the  city  to  any 

Law  agent,  pcrsou,  whoreupon  they  ordered  your  law  agent  with 
the  assistance  of  alderman  Horan,  Mr.  Wilson,  Mr. 
John  Binns,  Mr.  Ambrose  Binns,  Mr.  Pemberton,  Mr. 

R^wrder.  ^f^gce,  and  Mr.  Lord  to  prepare  a  case  and  lay  the 
same  before  the  Recorder  for  his  opinion  and  advice 
for  their  future  conduct  how  to  proceed  in  the  matter, 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  213 

Rou  xxiH-A.  and  they  apprehend  that  they  should  be  authorized  to  itsi. 

mlsBL         take  the  proper  steps  to  ascertain  the  mears  and  bounds 

of    the    city^s    estate    formerly  demised  to  Jonathan  citj  esute. 
Amory,  so  as  to  secure  the  city's  right  thereto  and  Amo'y- 
that  they  should  be  also  empowered  to  employ  such 
lawyers  as  they  find  may  be  necessary  to  be  employed 
with  the  Eecorder  on  the  business  aforesaid. 

*  On  tlie  26th  of  September  we  again  met  and  it 
appearing  to  us  that  an  encroachment  of  an  18  inch  ^^t^J^i* 
wall  had  been  made  on  your  honours'  estate  in  Arundel  Arundei 

•^  court 

court  by  one  of  the  tenants  of  councillor  Thorpe,  we  Thorpe, 
ordered  your  law  agent  to  prepare  and  lay  a  case  before 
the  Eecorder  for  his  advice  how  to  proceed,  in  order  Becorder. 
to  remove  the  same    and    such    opinion  being  taken, 
advised  that  a  bill  should  be  filed  by  your  honours  bui  filed, 
against  Mr.  Thorpe  and  his  tenants  and  others  who 
made  such  encroachment,  but    for   your    committee's 
'  instructions  how  to  proceed  therein,  we  beg  leave  to 
lay  before  your  honours  the  said  opinion  and  the  map  Map. 
of    said   ground   upon   which    (on  letter  N)  the   said 
encroachment  appears.' 

It  was  tdiereupon  granted,   the   conmiittee's  report  onier. 
confirmed   and  made   an   act   assembly,  and  that  the 
committee  be  continued,  who  are  hereby  empowered  to 
cause  such  proceedings  as  the  Eecorder  may  advise  for  Proceed- 
recovery  of    the    ground  in  Arundel    court    and    the  Arundei 
ground    on    the    North    Strand    in    the    said    report  ??OTth 

,.  _  Strand. 

mentioned. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the  management  of  ™Jj^s'^ 
tolls  and  customs  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the 
16th  of  October,  1781. 

m.  58  b.  *  We,  to»  whom  the  memorial  of  Edward  Scriven  was  Report. 

referred,  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours  that  on  the 
13th  September   last   your   committee   met   and   was 


214  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1781. 


178L  attended  by  Mr.  Scriven  who   laid   before  them   his  ^""*^-*- 

Account     account  for  business  done  by  him  for  your  honours 

amounting  to  £184  9s.,  which  sum  we  are  of  opinion 

shall  be  forthwith  paid.     Mr.  Scriven  stated  to  us  the 

nature  of  the  extraordinary  trouble  he  had  in  con- 

piour        ducting  the  late  trial  with  the  flour  factors  and  taking 

trial.  *        the  same  into  consideration  are  of  opinion  that  Mr. 

compensa.  gcriveu  mcrits  a  compensation  for  his  great  attention 

and  successful    endeavours    in    conducting    the    suit 

Ton^oii       respecting  the  toll  on  flour   and    for   bringing  to  an 

amicable    and    advantageous   conclusion   the   dispute 

between  the  city  and  the  millers  and  factors  respecting 

the  corporation's  right  to  toll  on  flour  and  for  which 

we  think  he  deserves  to  be  paid  a  sum  of  £100.' 

Order.  It   was  thercupou   granted,  the  committee's   report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 

Payment,  city  treasuror  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 
the  within  named  Edward  Scriven  the  amount  of  his 
bill  of  cost  amounting  to  £184  9s.,  together  with  the 

Trouble,  further  sum  of  £100  for  his  extraordinary  trouble  in 
the  within  report  mentioned,  the  said  two  several  sums 
to  be  allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

Toiijiand  [10.]  Certain  of  the  commona,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the  management 
of  tolls  and  customs  have  made  the  annexed  report  of 
the  16th  October,  1781. 

Report.  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  5th  m.  57. 

Mahon.       day  of  September  last  and  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon  having 

Bill.  laid  before  us  a  bill  for  £6  13s.  9d.  for  scales  and  a 

set  of  brass  weights,  and  it  appearing  to  us  that  the 
same  was  necessary,  we  are  of  opinion  he  be  paid 

Inventory.  Said  sum,  ou  his  giviug  an  inventory  of  all  the  scales 
and  weights  in  his  possession  belonging  to  the  city  and 
giving  a  receipt  to  be  accountable  for  the  same  when 
called  upon.' 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  216 

M  xjdiLA.      It  was  thereupon   granted,  the  committee's    report  JJ^^^ 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor  s  warrant,  pay  Payment, 
the  aforesaid  Timothy  Mahon,  the  sum  of  £5  13s.  9d. 
on  the  conditions  within  mentioned. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  city's 

"  bttfiiness  in 

committee  appointed  for  conducting  the  city's  business  parliament. 
in  parliament  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the 
16th  of  October,  1781. 

*  We,  the  committee  to  whom  the  petition  of  certain  Report 
of  the  commons  relative  to  the  laws  in  being,  con- 
cerning coals  was  referred,  having  met  and  made  some  coei  lawd. 
progress  in  the  said  business,  we  have  directed  a  copy 
of  the  petition  to  be  laid  before  your  law  agent  for  Law  agent. 
him  to  investigate  and  lay  before  your  committee  a 
state  of  the  statutes  now  in  force  for  regulating  the 
coal  trade,  as  well  as  those  which  are  obsolete  and  coai  t«ide. 
expired,  to  see  what  powers  may  be  proper  to  vest  in 
the  magistrates,  and  what  further  regulations  may  be 
necessary  for   relief   of   the  public,  and  we  think  it  Jjj)5c.^' 
absolutely  necessary  that  this   committee  during  the 
sitting  of  parliament  have  ample  powers  to  attend  to 
the  business  of  the  public  this  session  of  parliament.'      Parliament. 

It  was  thereupon  granted,   the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
committee  be  empowered  from  time  to  time  to  meet  and 
apply  to   the  Eecorder    and   with    his    assistance   to  Recorder, 
consider  of  such  regulations  as  may  be  necessary  to 
bo  made  in  the  coal  trade  and  to  report  to  the  board  coai  trade. 
of   aldermen,  who   are   empowered   by  law  to   make 
regulations  and  also  to  apply  to  parliament,  if  it  shall  Parliament, 
appear  to  be  necessary,  for  further   powers   in   such 
regulations  as  may  be  agreed  on  by  the  said  board. 

[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  enquiring  into  the  conduct  of 


n.  57  ft. 


216  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1781. 

cii^'wei  h  ^^^^  weighmasters  have  made  the  annexed  report  ofin.57" 
mJteSI^  ■  the  16th  October.  1781. 

Report.  *  We  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met 

compiainta.  on  the  3rd  day  of  August  last  and  several  complaints 

having  been  laid  before  us,  relative  to  many  irregu- 

qmj^'      larities  committed  at  the  crane  on  Usher's  quay,  we 

came  to  the  following  resolution. — ^Resolved,  that  it 

has  been   proved  to   this    committee   that   gross  and 

Frauds.       abominable  frauds  have  been  committed  at  the  butter 

m^^       crane    on    Usher's    quay    by    Peter  Walsh,   a  clerk 

j^^^^-       employed  by  James  Jones  the  craner  of  said  crane,  in 

selling    butter    for    sundry    persons    whom    he    has 

cheated  both  in  the  return  of  weight  and  the  prices  of 

butter  so  sold,  and  that  your  committee  apprehended 

the   public  might    have  been    injured   in   many  like 

instances  which  did  not  come  to  the  knowledge  of  this 

committee  and  your  committee  were  of  opinion,  that 

the  said  James  Jones  should  make  good  to  the  persons 

Damages.     SO  injured  the  damages  they  have  sustained  by  the 

villainy   of  the   said  Peter  Walsh. — ^Your  committee 

further  inform   your    honours,  that    the    said  James 

Artendance.  Joucs  should  bc  cujoiued  to  give  his  personal  attendance 

at  said  crane  in  future.' 

Order.  It  was  theroupou   granted,   the   committee's   report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 

jones.        mittee  continued,  and  that  the  said  James  Jones  in 

Fersoiiai      f uturo  do  attend  to  the  business  of  the  crane  in  person, 

attendance.  ^ 

said  committee  to  report,  from  time  to  time,  the  conduct 
of  the  said  James  Jones  and  the  attention  he  pays  to 
the  duties  of  his  office. 

[13.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  m.  56. 
k^i^r*.      committee  appointed  for  superintending  green-keepers 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  October, 
1781. 

Report  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  16th 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1781.  217 

BoUuiii.A.  October  instant  and  it  having  appeared   to  us  that  »78i. 
upwards  of  fifty  of  the  trees  planted  round  the  walks  ^^-^ 
of  Saint  Stephen's  Green  are  totally  decayed,  we  are  saii.t 
therefore  of  opinion  that  the  same  should  be  replaced  <^r«en- 
with  fresh  trees,  and  that  the  old  trees  now  remaining 
may  be  clipped  in  an  arched  way,  under  the  direction 
of  the  Lord  Mayor/ 

It  was  thereupon  granted,   the  committee's  report  orcier. 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  new  New  trees, 
trees  be  planted  where  it  shall  appear  they  may  be 
wanting  and  that  same  be  done  under  the  direction  of 
the  Lord  Mayor. 

[14.]  *  The  managers  appointed  by  act  of  assembly  ^{Jrest. 
to  manage  and  take  care  of  the  city's  interest  in  the 
dispute  between  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon    and    the    city,  Dispute, 
setting  forth  that  in  consequence  of  the  city's  order  to  city- 
determine  the  said  dispute  by  arbitration,  a  submission  S"^.^^ 
was  entered  into  and  executed  by  your  honours  and  the 
said  Timothy  Mahon  referring  the  matters  in  contest 
to  the  arbitrators  appointed  by  act  of  assembly.    That 
in  the  progress    of    said    business,  your  memorialists 
with   the   assistance  of   the   law   agent   and   counsel  i^w  a^ent. 

^  Couusel. 

concerned  for  said  city,  from  time  to  time  attended  the 

said   referees,    when   a   variety   of   matter   occurred,  Referees. 

perplexed  and  tedious  to  the  said  referees,  the  counsel 

on  both  sides,  as  well  as  to  your  memorialists,  so  as 

to  induce  all  parties  to  wish  the  object  in  dispute  could 

be  settled  by  some  amicable  agreement  between  them-  Agreement. 

selves,  such  agreement  to  be  made  the  final  award  of 

the  said  referees. 

*  That  in  consequence  thereof,  your  memorialists  on 
the  10th  and  11th  instant  met  for  said  salutary 
purpose,  when  Mr.  Mahon  attended  your  memorialists, 
and  on  investigating  the  subject  matter  of  the  said 
dispute,  find  that  Mr.  Mahon's  claims  stands  thus.     JlSlSS.'' 


218 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781. 


1781. 

Kahoa*8 
daiuifl. 


*  His  first  claim  is  for  the  sum  of 

*  His  second  claim,  the  sum  of 


1846 

8. 

B 

d.  Bell  xxiiLA. 

8-* 

2386  12 

0 

*  Then  there  will  remain,  as  stated  by 
Mr.  Mahon,  due  upon  account  of  his  said 
claims  the  sum  of 


8 


*  Making  together  the  sum  of  £4,232  17 
*  From  which  is  to  be  deducted  several 
sums  due  by  millers  remaining  in  the 
factors'  hands  and  which  Mr.  Mahon 
proposes  to  accept  of  for  so  much,  taking 
upon  himself  to  collect  and  allow  the  sum 
of  1154    2    8 


£3,078  IB    0 


Bum. 


CUim. 


Rent. 


Lease. 


Matters  in 
contest 


Proposi- 
tion. 
Com- 
pliance. 


*Mr.  Mahon  then  proposed  to  accept  of  the  sum^.s^ft. 
£1,B00,  together  with  the  said  sum  of  £1,1B4  2s.  8d.  in 
the  said  factors'  hands,  in  lieu  and  full  satisfaction  of 
his  said  claim  of  £4,232  17s.  8d.  and  of  all  claims 
and  demands  whatsoever  against  the  city  on  account 
thereof  or  otherwise  howsoever  to  the  present  time,  to 
pay  the  rent  reserved  by  his  lease  for  the  time  past, 
upon  being  allowed  the  said  £1,B00,  and  futurely  to 
pay  the  same  according  to  the  covenants  of  his  said 
lease  without  any  claim  or  deduction  whatsoever,  the 
city  on  their  part  relinquishing  any  "claim  to  interest 
arising  upon  the  bonds  now  due  for  securing  the  said 
rent. 

*  Your  memorialists  after  very  mature  deliberation 
weighing  and  considering  the  several  matters  in 
contest,  to  avoid  a  tedious  and  expensive  attendance 
on  the  said  referees,,  whose  determination  it  is 
impossible  to  foretell  and  to  put  an  end  to  the  business, 
do  unanimously  recommend  that  the  said  proposition 
be  complied  with,  but  before  your  memorialists  (on 


DUBLm   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781.  219 

BoUxzitLA.  your  behalf)  would  accede  thereto,  they  wished  to  have  mi. 
their  conduct  sanctified  by  your  honours'  approbation/ 

Ordered,  that  the  managers  in  the  foregoing  memorial  order, 
mentioned  be  and  are  hereby  empowered  to  consent  that 
the  referees  therein  mentioned  do  award  the  sum  of  Award. 
jei,500,  to  be  allowed-  out  of  the  rent  due  by  him,  the 
said  Timothy  Mahon  to  receive  and  collect  the  sum  uahon. 
of  £1,1&4  2s.  8d.  in  the  factors'  hands  or  so  much 
thereof  as  can  be  got  for  his  own  use,  the  same  to  be 
in  full  of  all  claims  and  demands  against  the  city,  as  claims. 
in  the  said  memorial  is  expressed,  that  mutual  releases  itei^^Mes. 
be  given  by  the  city  to  the  said  Timothy  Mahon  and 
by  the  said  Timothy  Mahon  to  the  city,  and  it  is  further 
ordered,  that  the  referees'  award  be  made  an  order  of  ^Jj^  ^' 
his  majesty's  court  of  king's  bench. 

[16.]  Alderman  Henry  Hart,  praying  to  be  continued  Hart. 
Ballast  Master  of   the  port  and   harbour  of   Dublin : 
whereupon    it   was  agreed,  that    the    within    named 
alderman  Henry  Hart  be  and  is  hereby  elected  Ballast  gjjjjj* 
Master  and  treasurer  to  the  Ballast  Office  of  the  port 
of    Dublin    for    one    year   ending    next    Michaelmas 
assembly  1782,  at  the  annual  salary  of  £160,  he  giving  saiary. 
such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  said  office 
and  also  for  his  accounting  justly  for  all  such  sums  of 
money  as  he  shall  receive  from  time  to  time,  as  shall 
be  approved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  ten  days  from  this  date  security. 
or  this  order  to  be  void. 

[16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Robert  Fnmohiee. 
Brooke,  esquire,  in  consideration  of  his  great  services  Brooke, 
rendered  by  him  to  this  kingdom  by  his  particular 
attention  to  the  improvement  of  the  cotton  manufacture  cotton 

*^  iDanuiac- 

thereof :    whereupon    it    was    granted     unanimously,  *"^- 
according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[17.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  John  Franchise. 
Westlake,  the  rather  at  the  request  of  Patrick  Bride,  weetiiike. 


111.55. 


220 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1781 


1781. 
Order. 


Brown  ley. 
Canipbell, 
deceased. 

Castle 
street. 
Lease. 


Taylor. 
Lambert. 
Grand 
juries. 


Paymeut. 


Mountain. 
City  music. 

Paymeut. 


Purcell, 
clerk  to 
commons. 


Payment. 


Osbrey, 

City 

Marshal. 


esquire,  late  one  of  the  High  Sheriffs:   whereupon  it bou xxiii.i.. 
was  granted  gratis,  pursuant   to   the   prayer   of   the 
petition. 

[18.]  Martin  Brownley,  executor  of  the  last  will  and 
testament  of  David  Campbell,  deceased,  praying  a 
renewal  of  a  piece  of  ground  in  Castle  street  by  adding 
the  life  of  his  royal  highness  the  bishop  of  Osnaburgh 
in  the  place  and  stead  of  the  said  David  Campbell: 
whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of 
the  petition. 

[19.]  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert,  praying 
usual  allowance  for  attending  grand  juries  and 
summoning  prosecutors  in  cases  of  felony  for  half  a 
year :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 
do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioners 
the  sum  of  £22  16s.,  in  consideration  of  their  trouble 
in  summoning  prosecutors,  etc.,  pursuant  to  the  above 
petition,  the  same  to  be  allowed  the  treasurer  in  his 
accounts. 

[20.]  Henry  Mountain,  on  behalf  of  himself  and  the 
rest  of  the  city  music,  to  be  paid  for  three  quarter's 
attendance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  , 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 
petitioner  £45,  sterling,  in  full  to  the  29th  day  of 
September  last,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[21.]  John  Purcell,  clerk  to  the  sheriffs  and  commons, 
praying  usual  allowance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayors 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  twenty  guineas,  the  same 
to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[22.]  William  Osbrey,  praying  to  be  continued  m.  65  6. 
Marshal  of  the  city  of  Dublin:  whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  the  said  William  Osbrey  be  and  is  hereby 
continued  Marshal  keeper  of  the  city  of  Dublin  during 
the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending 
Michaelmas  assembly  1782,.  with  all  the  just  fees  and 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1781  221 

Sou  2xiii.A.  perquisites  belonging  to  said  employment  and  that  the  itbi. 
petitioner  shall  be  bound  in  a  bond  of  £3,000  and  find 
three  sureties,  each  to  be  bound  in  separate  bonds  of  sarcues 
£1,000,  for  indemnifying  the  city  from  all  escapes  and 
for  the  due  execution  of  said  employment,  that  he  shall 
on  Monday  in  every  week  make  and  return  a  list  on  List. 
oath  of  every  person  in  his  custody  upon  any  action, 
or  execution,  or  other  process  whatsoever  from  the  city 
or  Tholsel  court,  distinguishing  at  whose    suit    such  ^Jjjj*^' 
person  or  persons  was  or  were  committed,  and  when 
and  where    and    by  whom    discharged,  and  whether 
such  person  hath  been  kept  in  actual  custody  or  not, 
said  security  to  be  aj)proved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor 
and  Sheriffs  and  entered  into  in  one  week  from  this 
day  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be 
void. 

[23.]  Peter   Friell,  praying   aid :  whereupon  it  was  Piieii. 
ordered,  that  the  within  named  Peter  Friell  be  paid  Q«int 
the  sum  of  £60  sterling,  out  of  the  Ballast  Office  fund, 
the  same  to  be  allowed  in  the  Ballast  ( )ffice  accounts. 

[24.]  George  Pallin,  praying  to  be  continued  Serjeant  ^"J^f^^t^t 
at  mace :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  '"'»*^®- 
named  George  Pallin  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one 
of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not 
exceeding  one  year  ending  next  Michaelmas  assembly 
m  54.  1782,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge 
of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  redelivery  of  the  silver 
mace,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve 
of,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from 
this  date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to 
be  void. 

[2B.]  William  Eustace,  praying  to  be  continued  one  ^^?^*'j^^ 
of  the  Serjeants  at  mace,  like  order.  °^•• 

[26.]  John  Waller,  one  of  the  city  beadlea,  praying  waiier. 
usual  allowances  to  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his  ^^^lo- 
room :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer 


222  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1781. 

Ivrneut     ^^'  ^^  *^^  ^^^  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  »i>u«ii« a. 
£4  sterling,  to  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  a  room, 
the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[27.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
offlc"^        Ballast   Office   to   the  general    assembly,  the  17th  of 

October,  1781. 

Report  « Your  Committee,  since    their   last  report  to   your 

aiSbards.    honours,  continue  the  repairs  of  the  piles  and  gabbards 

New  wall,     and  also  the  building  of  the  new  wall,  they  wished  to 

have  completed  before  this  time  the  300  feet,  which 

have  been  carrying  on  this  some  time  past,  but  were 

not  able   to  effect   it,    on    account   of  a   difficulty  of 

procuring  mountain  stones,  they  will  take  care  to  have 

such  part  as  will  not  be  shortly  completed  sufficiently 

secured    against    receiving   any   damage   during   the 

winter. 

*  As  we  presume  your  honours  will  think  proper  to 

Sl?*^nt!   ^PP^y  ^^^  ^  parliamentary  grant  the  present  session, 

Petition,      we  beg  your  honours  will  make  an  order,  that  a  petition 

citjTMai.     be  prepared  by  Mr.  Eecorder,  put  under  the  city  seal, 

and  presented  to  the  honourable  house  of  commons  for 

further  aid  towards  carrying  on  the  Ballast  Office  wall. 

There    is    £910,    of     the    last    parliamentary    grant 

remaining  unpaid. 

'  Your  committee  beg  leave  to  acquaint  your  honours, 
that  they  have  received  a  petition  from  John  Saunders, 
setting  forth  that  he  was  above  forty  years  employed 
in  the  works  of  this  office,  first  as  a  sawyer  till  about 
fourteen  months  ago,  when  his  sight  began  to  fail  him 
insomuch  that  he  could  not  descry  the  lines  and  then 
was  under  the  necessity  of  working  as  a  labourer  at 
the  piles  until  the  month  of  July  last,  that  he  is  now 
totally  deprived  of  sight  and  praying  that  we  would 
Grant.        grant  him  a  weekly  sum  for  the  support  of  himself 

and  family,  we  ordered  him  five  shillings  for  one  week  m-su. 
since  receiving  petition  and  we  humbly  recommend  that 


Saun<Ien, 
nwyer. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    178  L.  223 

S!  M^**'^  your  honours,  in  consideration  of  his  long  services  and  itsi. 
present  deplorable  situation,  will  empower  us  to  pay 
him  a  like  sum  weekly  during  your  honours'  pleasure. 

'  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  casii. 
we  have  examined   and   find   there  is  a  balance   of 
£5,671  Is.  9^d.,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £6,407  Os.  lid.,  over  paid  on  the  account 
of  the  public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alder-  Balance, 
man  Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £264  Os.  lOJd.      Hart. 
*  Signed  by  eight  of  the  committee.' 
19th    of    October,  1781. — Granted,  the    committee's  order, 
report  confirmed,  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and 
the  committee  continued  and  to  proceed  as  they  shall 
think  proper  and    that    a    petition    be    prepared    by  Petition. 
Mr.  Recorder,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  presented 
to  the  honourable  house  of  commons  for  aid  towards  Aid. 
carrying  on  the  Ballast  Office  wall.  wau. 

"**^-  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  18th  Baiia^t 

Office 

July,  1781,   inclusive,  to  the   17th   of   October,  1 781 ,  «c«>«>*t«- 
exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 
To  balance  of  Inst  quarter's  abRtract 

£     s.    d. 

...    5225    5  11^ 

To  cash  received  since 

...    1279    7    2 

£6,504  13    H 

Per  contra^  Cr. 
By  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast 

£    8.    d. 

...      233    0    0 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

...      128    0    6 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

...      145    0    0 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  gabbards 

...      151    7  10 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 

...      152  13    2 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

...       11    9  10 

By  cash  paid  interest 

...       12    0    0 

By  balance 

...    5(J71    1    9^ 

£6,604  U    1^ 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

£     1.    d. 

To 

- 

224 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1781-1782. 


1781. 

Ballast 

Office 

accoimts 


By  cash  expended  this  quarter 


Boll  xxiii.A 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

m.53. 
£     1.    A, 

ter'B  abstract 

...    4077    3    8 

... 

...      420  17    3 

£5,407    on 

*  Francis  Fetherston,  Locum  Tenens.  —  Philip 
Crampton. — Anthony  King. — ^Nathaniel  Warren. — 
James  Horan. — Thomas  Greene. — John  Rose. — George 
Sutton. — ^Thomas  Emerson.' 

Franchise.       1781.  Octobor  19. — AdmissioHS  to  franchise. 

K"™'  1781.  October  19.— Declaration  and  signatures.         c.a 


F.E. 
B.10(S. 


1782. 


Auditors  of 

city 

accounts. 


Newgate 
gaol. 


Corn- 
market, 
New  Gate 

Sailed 
own. 


Resolution 
agreed  to. 


Map  of 
ground. 


Gaol. 


1782.  January  18. — Fourth  Friday  after  the  26th  m.oa. 
of  December,  1781. 

[1.]  Auditors  of  the  city  accounts  for  the  last  year  or 
any  nine  of  them. 

Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  masters  of  the  works,  aldermen 
Crampton,  sir  Thomas  Blackall,  Lightbume,  Dunn, 
Hamilton,  Alcock,  Alexander,  Rose,  Sutton,  messieurs 
Robert  Smith,  M*Cready,  Kirkchaflfer,  Witherington, 
Mallan,  Finn,  Pentland,  Lord,  Perrin,  Powell,  Green, 
Arnold,  M'Laughlin,  Fleming,  Sleater,  H.  G.  Sankey, 
Loyd,  Box  well. 

[2.]  **  Resolved  unanimously,  that  it  is  the  opinion  of 
the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  that  the  old  building  at 
Cornmarket,  commonly  called  New  Gate,  should  be 
immediately  pulled  down,  the  same  being  a  nuisance, 
and  that  a  message  be  sent  to  the  Lord  Mayor  and 
Board  of  Aldermen  requesting  their  concurrence  there- 
with." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  with 
the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the  above  resolution,  and 
that  a  map  or  survey  of  the  said  ground  be  forthwith 
made  and  lodged  in  the  Town  Clerk's  offioe,  in.  order 
to  ascertain  the  site  of  the  present  gaol  and  such  part 


III. 


'*^      '-^ 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782.  225 

S^a^**"***  ^^  t^^  city  ©state  as  lies  adjacent  thereto,  to  delineate  i782. 
on  the  map  what  part  may  be  proper  to  be  pulled  down,  Map. 
and  the  committee  appointed  to  inspect  city  leases  near 
expiring   be   and    are    hereby  authorized    to    publish  puiiing 
advertizements  for  the  pulling  down  and  purchasing  °^*"^' 
the  materials  of  said  gaol,  that  they  do  receive  proposals 
for  that  purpose  and  report  their  proceedings  to  the 
next  quarter  assembly. 

in.69  6.  [3.]  "  Resolved,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  granted  Fwnchise. 

last  assembly  to    the    right    honourable  the  Earl  of  gj;^^. 
Momington  be  engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  *^'** 
presented  to  him  in  the  most  respectful  manner." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  request 
the  concurrence  of  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the  ^  °^"' 
above  resolution: — ^Allowed. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  reimburse  the  late 
Lord   Mayor   his   expenses    in    providing   horses  and  SjJr. 
servants  for  the  state  coach :  whereupon  it  was  ordered],  ^J 
the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 
pay  alderman  Killner  Swettenham,  late  Lord  Mayor,  ®'^®***"" 


the  sum  of  £60,  for  the  purpose  above  mentioned,  the  Payment 
same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills  S^^rwus. 
have  made  the  annexed  report    of    the    18th  day  of 
January,  1782. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  lith  Report, 
day  of  December  last  and  very  carefully  examined  the 
following  bills,  that  is  to  say :  Biiie. 

£     8.   d. 
'  Thomas  Todd  Faulkner's  two  bills,  one 
for  printing  and  stationery 
the  other  for  advertizing 

*  Stephen  Gordon's  bill  for  ironmonger's 
work 

VOL.  xm. 


163 

14 

6 

47 

0 

m 

48 

9 

9 
Q 

17tt. 

TrftdM. 
aiin'ii  billa. 


£     s. 

d. 

Ballxxm.1. 
in.«k 

96  14 

H 

68  19 

9 

7  10 

8 

33    5 

1* 

14    9  11 

6    8 

9 

68  12 

7 

44  12 

6 

m.m. 

59  10 

0 

226  DTTBLIN   ASSEHBLT   ROLL,    1782. 

'Thomas  Mathew*s  bill  for  maps  and 
surveys 

'  Benjamin  Eaton's  bill  for  carpenter's 
work 

'John  Armitt's  bill  for  newspapers  ... 

*  Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tin  work 

*  Thomas  Russell's  bill,  paper  stainer 
'George  Stephenson's  bill  for 

'  William  M^Cready's  bill  for 

'  Samuel  Read's  bill  for  

'  John  Russell's  bill  for  lighting  globes 


'Which  said  several  bills,  we  are  of  opinion  shall 
PftTment.     be  forthwith  paid  to  the  said  several  persons,  (except 
Mr.  Mathew's  bill,  which  we  recommend  be  paid  him, 
upon  his  delivering  up  the  book  of  maps  of  this  city.) 

'  Your  committee  further  beg  leave  to  inform  your 

honours,  that  they  are  of  opinion  your  honours  ought 

Wj2^     not  in  future  be  at  any  expense  in  lighting  the  globes 

Bmax        on  Essex  bridge,  but  that  the  same  should  be  done  at 

lnrldg«. 

the  expense  of  the  parishes  of  Saint  Mary  and  Samt 

John,  all  which  is  submitted  to  your  honours  as  our 

report.' 
Order.  It  was  thcreupou   granted,    the    committee's    report 

confirmed  and    made    an    act    of   assembly,  and  the 
^^       committee   continued,   and    that   the   lamps  on  Essex 
oit?**       bridge  be  lighted  at  the  expense  of  the  city  as  usual, 
expenses.        jg  j  Q^j^^j^  q{  |.Jjq   commous.  Setting  forth  that  the 

committee  heretofore  appointed  for  setting  the  cleansing 
«d  of  the  streets,  beams  and  scales  have  made  the  annexed 


scales. 

report  of  the  18th  January  instant. 
Report  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  30th  day  of 

October  last,  we  met  pursuant  to  advertizement  and 
Public  cant  proceeded    to    set    by    public    cant    to    highest    and 


DT7BLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782.  227 

m**«"****^*  fairest  bidder    for   one   year    from    the    Ist    day    of  iTsa. 

November  last,  the  several  beams  and  scales,  except  ^^«  *"* 
the  scales  on  the  granary,  and  several  persons  having 
appeared  and  bid  on  the  said  cant,  and  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon. 
Mahon  having  bid  the  sum  of  JB360,  sterling,  and  no 
person  having  bid  so  much,  we  thereupon  declared  him 
the  highest  bidder  and  the  taker  thereof  and  that  Mr. 
Mahon  paid  down  the  said  sum  of  £360,  pursuant  to  Payment. 
the  terms  of  the  advertizement,  all  which  is  submitted 
to  your  honours  as  our  report.' 

Whereupon  it  was  granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  com- 
mittee continued. 

[7.]  Benjamin   Taylor   and   John   Lambert,   setting  gjioi^^ 
m.  68  k.       forth  that  the  committee  appointed  to  conduct  the  city  '^Sks, 
law  business  to  whom  their  petition  was  referred,  have 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  9th  day  of  January, 
178a. 

*  We,  the  committee  to  whom    the    petition    of    the  Report. 
Town    Clerks    was    referred,    inform    your   honours, 
that   we   met   on  the  9tK  day   of   January    instant 
for   the   purpose   of   examining   their   accounts   and 
are    of    opinion    that    said    accounts    amounting     toAcoounu. 
JB430    6s.,    for    business   done   and   money   expended 
by  them  from  the  1st  day  of  June,  1780,  to  this  day 
is  a  reasonable,  just,    and  proper    charge.    That    it 
appeared  to  us,  that  there  is  due  by  the  said  Benjamin 
Taylor  and  John  Lambert  for  the  rent  of  the  Tholsel  JJ^*^^. 
office  the  sum  of  £150,  to  and  for  the  29th  day  at 
September  last,  and  also  that  they  have  received  for 
freemen's  fines,  etc.,  the  sum  of  £42  8s.  4d.,  both  of  Freemen's 

fines. 

which  last  mentioned  sums  being  deducted  from  the 
said  £430  6s.,  leaves  a  balance  due  to  the  said  Benjamin 
Taylor  and  John  Lambert  of  the  sum  of  £237  17s.  8d., 
which  we  are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  be  paid  to  p»3inent. 
them.' 


228  DtTBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782 

1788.  Whereupon   it   was   granted,  the  committee's  report  ^l^"??"'* 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 
FnaehiM.       [8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Lord 
bJJ^ob.     Rawdon:     whereupon    it    was    granted    unanimously 

gratis,  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition,  to  be 
atj  seal,    engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  presented  in  the 

most  honourable  manner,  at  the  request  of  the  Sheriffs 

and  Commons. 
Franchise.       [9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  William 
Tbompaon.  Thompsou,  the  rather  at  the  request  of  the  late  Lord  m.  67. 

Mayor:   whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the 

prayer  of  the  petition. 
GoniM.  [10.]  Henry  Gonne,  gentleman,  praying  to  be  paid 

SwJJiS.  s^^  years'  interest  on  six  debentures  for  the  sum  of 

£100  each :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the 

prayer  of  the  petition, 
aiadweu.         [H.]  Richard   Gladwell,    secretary   of  the   commis- 
FajSS'it     sioners  for  paving,  to  be  paid  £300,  for  one  year's 

composition  for  paving,  ending  the  12th  December  last : 

whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of 

the  petition. 
Mahon.  [12.]  Timothy  Mahon,  gentleman,  to  be  paid  £60,  to 

enable  him  to  pay  the  remaining  demands  for  erecting 
on  ci^"**   *  ^^^^  house  on  the  canal :  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 

that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 
Payment,     pay  Timothy  Mahon  the  sum  of  £50,  in  full  of  all 

present  and  future  demands  for  building  the  toll  house, 

the  same  to  be  allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts, 

and  that  the  said  house  now  in  the  possession  of  the 
^^jj  said  Timothy  Mahon  be  used  by  him  until  his  lease 
eoBtoms.     Qf  |.j^g  jQjjg  g^j^^  customs  expfres  and  then  to  be  delivered 

up  by  him  to  the  city  in  tenantable  order  and  condition. 
Frances  [13.]  Frauces  Joues,  praying  to  be  appointed  weigh- 

Jone^ 

weigi^  mistress  of  the  crane  on  Usher's  quay,  in  the  room  of 
James  Jones,  deceased :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  within  named  Frances  Jones    be   and   is    hereby 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782.  229 

BoUxniLA.  appointed  craner  of  the  crane  on  Usher's  quay  during  i782. 
good  behaviour,  agreeable  to  act  of  parliament,  that  quV* 
she  have  an  appointment  under  the  city  seal  and  enter 
into   a   bond   before   the   Lord   Mayor  with  sufficient 
security  conditioned  for  the  true  and  faithful  execution  secunty. 
of  her  office,  that  the  said  Frances  Jones  do  at  her 
own  expense  provide  a  convenient  weigh-house  and  also  jj^^^" 
beams,    scales,    weights,    branding    irons,    and    other  ^^ 
necessaries  and  that  the  place  for  keeping  such  weigh-  ^«*»^**- 
house  shall  be  approved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor. 

m,67*.  [14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

committee  heretofore  appointed  for  better  supplying  the 
city  of  Dublin  with  pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  ^tJ!^ 
report  of  14th  day  of  January,  1782. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  attended  Report 
very    carefully    to    the    business    to    us    committed 
since  our  last  report,   on   the  29th  day   of  October 
last  we  met,  when  the  valuators  appointed  by  act  of  JajnAtioa 
assembly   to    value   such    new    houses,    as   were    not  ^°"»«»- 
heretofore  valued  for  ministers'  or  workhouse  money,  Ministers' 

•^  '  money. 

laid  before  your  committee  a  report  of  their  several 
valuations,  with  which  we  agreed  and  ordered  that 
Mr.  Cave  supervisor  of  the  pipe  water  works  should  cave. 
charge  the  several  houses  mentioned  in  said  valuators* 
report  with  the  several  rates  therein  set  down  from  the  Rates. 
20th  October  aforesaid,  being  the  day  of  signing  such 
report.    That  being  applied  to,  to  remit  the  pipe  water 
tax  of  the  charity  school  and  alms  house  belonging  to  ^^ty'* 
the  corporation  of  weavers,  we  accordingly  ordered  that  S^cuoiis 

house 

the  charity  school  and  alms  house  should  be  exempt  exempt 
in  future  from  payment  of*the  pipe  water  tax,,  and  on 
the  12th  day  of  November  last  upon  the  like  application 
by  petition  from  the  corporation  of  tailors,  we  ordered 
that  in  future  the  tailors'  hall  in  Back  lane  should  be  Jwiors 
exempt  from  the  payment  of  pipe  water  tax.    That  exei^tT* 
having  ordered  the  several  collectors  to  return  to  your 


230  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1782. 

1782.  committee  on  or  before  the  Ist  of  January  instant,  a  ^J*^^"*' 

Arrears      list   of  the  Several    arrears   due   in   their   respective 
divisions,  which  order  having  been  complied  with,  we 
SSiST     ^*v®    appointed    several    gentlemen    of    the    common 
ParishM.     council  iu  the  different  parishes  to  go  with  the  collectors 

collectors.  *  ^ 

of  each  division,  in  order  that  we  may  come  at  the 
knowledge  of  such  parts  of  said  arrears  as  may  be 

Paving  bui.  collectable  and  such  as  are  insolvent.  That  the  bill 
lately  brought  into  parliament  for  paving  contains 
several  clauses,  which  if  carried  into  a  law,  will  tend 
very  much  to  injure  the  pipe  water  works.' 

Older.  It  was  thereupon  granted,   the  committee's  report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the 
committee  continued  to  proceed  as  they  shall  think 
proper,  and  that  the  committee  appointed  to  conduct 
the  city's  business  in  parliament  be  authorized  to  give 

^pp^»"^-  every  opposition  in  their  power  to  the  bill  lately  brought 

PtfUament.  iuto  parliament  for  paving,  so  far  as  the  same  may 
in  any  manner  tend  to  prejudice  the  pipe  water  works 

Loans.        o^  the  city  revenue,  and  that  the  sum  of  £2,000,  be  m.  g6. 
raised   on   the  pipe   water   fund   for  the  purpose  of 

Works.  carrying  on  the  works,  and  the  further  sum  of  £3,000, 
on  the  city's  estate,  in  order  partly  to  pay  the  several 

Debts.        debts  due  by  the  city,  said  several  sums  to  be  raised 

Bonds,        at  legoi  interest  on  bonds  of  £600,  each. 

Eagar,  [IB.]  Francis  Eagar,  granary  keeper,  praying  to  be 

fMper.  continued  and  to  be  reinstated  in  the  apartments  usually 
held  by  former  granary  keepers:  whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  the  within  named  Francis  Eagar  do  have 
the  same  apartments  in  the  market  house  that  were 

dS^lJk.  held  by  Mr.  Bently,  late  granary  keeper,  during  his 
continuance  in  said  employment. 

Koe,  gaolers  [16.]  Henry  and  George  Roe,  praying  to  be  continued 
gaolers :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within 
named  Henry  Roe  be  continued  gaoler  of  Newgate  for 
one  year  ending  next  Christmas  assembly  1783,  and 


DXTBLIN  ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1782.  231 

Bou  zziii.A.  that  George  Boe  his  son  be  appointed  assistant  gaoler  ^^si. 

to  the  said  Henry  Roe  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  noimof 
exceeding  one  year,  provided  the  said  Henry  Boe  lives 
so  long,  and  provided  also  that  the  said  George  Boe 
constantly  resides  in  the  said  gaol  during  the  time 
aforesaid,  upon  giving  such  security  for  indemnifying 
the  city  from  all  escapes  and  for  the  faithful  discharge 
of  the  duties  of  that  office,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and 
Sheriffs  shall  approve,  said  security  to  be  entered  into 
in  ten  days  from  the  date  hereof  or  this  order  for 
continuing  the  petitioners  to  be  void,  and  in  such  case 
the  Lord  Mayor  be  requested  to  convene  a  post  assembly 
to  appoint  a  proper  person  to  be  gaoler  of  Newgate  in 
the  room  of  the  said  Henry  Boe. 

[17.]  George  Gee,  praying  to  be  paid  the  sum  of  o^. 
£30  14s.  7d.,  for  drawing  rubbish  from  Saint  Stephen's  Bnbbbii. 
Green :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  Stephen's 
do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  Pnyment 
£16  7s.,  upon  his  giving  a  receipt  in  full  for  his  charges 
in  the  within  petition  mentioned. 

[18.]  Thomas    Knox,    mace    bearer    and    officer    of  ^^J;"'*^ 
commons,  praying  to  be  continued  at  his  augmented 
salary :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  according  to  the  stdiy. 
prayer   of    the   petition    for   one   year   ending   next 
Christmas  assembly  1783. 

[IP.]  Ann   Heatly,    widow   sister  of   Doctor  Lucas,  Hg^. 
praying  aid :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  onut. 
petitioner  ten  guineas. 

[20.]  Eobert  Hargrave,  praying  to  be  continued  one  Hargi»t«. 
of  the  Serjeants  at  mace:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  above  named  Bobert  Hargrave  be  and  is  hereby 
continued  one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  for  the  baid  city 
during  the  city's  pleasure^  not  exceeding  one  year  ending 
next  Christmas  assembly  1783,  he  giving  such  security 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office 


B.66fr. 


232 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782. 


17m. 

SiWer 


Chxiatian. 
Qnut. 

Uiithewi. 
PiiTeiiiento. 

FByment. 


Ballast 
Office. 


Report. 
WalL 


Files. 
Oabbardii. 


Honneof 

commons. 

Orders  for 

accounts 

aud 

estimates. 


Catth. 
Balance. 


and  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace,  as  the  Lord  Mayor ^nx^.k. 
and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said  security  to  be  entered 
into  in  one  month  from  this  date  or  this  order  for 
continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[21.]  Francis  Christian,  praying  aid:  whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £6. 

[22.]  Robert  Mathews,  praying  to  be  continued  for 
his  attendances,  inspector  of  pavements,  nuisances: 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the 
sum  of  £5. 

[23.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  16th  of 
January,  1782. 

*  Your  committee,  since  their  last  report  to  your 
honours,  secured  the  part  of  the  wall  which  is  not 
finished  in  such  manner  as  to  prevent  its  receiving  any 
damage  during  the  winter,  and  have  the  pleasure  of 
acquainting  you,  that  it  has  not  received  any  injury, 
notwithstanding  the  very  tempestuous  weather  there  has 
been  for  some  time  past. 

'  We  have  also  continued  the  repairs  of  the  piles  and 
gabbards  and  the  other  business  of  the  office,  the  piles 
have  received  some  damage  by  the  late  storms,  which 
we  will  have  made  good  as  soon  as  possible. 

*  The  house  of  commons  having  made  five  orders  ».  «5. 
relative  to  the  office   (copies  of  which  are  hereunto 
annexed)  requiring  several  accounts  and  estimates  to 

be  laid  before  them,  we  will  take  care  they  shall  be 
complied  with  as  soon  as  the  house  meets  after  the 
present  recess. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 
we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of 
£5,764  6s.  8d.,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £5,545  3s.  0^.,  overpaid  on  account  of  the 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL, 


1782. 


233 


BoU 
111.65 


public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman  n» 
Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £219  2s.  T^d.,  all  which  Hart, 
is  humbly  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  seven  of  the  committee.' 

18th  January,  1782. 

Granted,  the  commiteee's  report  confirmed  and  made  order, 
an  act  of  assembly  and  the  committee  continued  and 
to  proceed  as  they -shall  think  proper  and  that  they 
do  forthwith  prepare  the  several  accounts  and  estimates  ^JJ^^ 
required  by  parliament  and  lay  the  same  before  the  PMiiftment. 
post  assembly  to  be  convened  for  that  purpose,  before 
the  same  shall  be  returned  to  the  house  of  commons. 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  17th  ^^ 
October,  1781,  inclusive  to  the  16th  day  of  January,  •^^^ 
1782,  exclusive. 


m.  65  b. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 


To  bttlanoe  o(  last  quartef  s  abstract 
To  cash  received  since 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  cash  paid  f or  raisinff  ballast 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  cash  paid  for  acooont  of  gabbards 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

By  cash  paid  interest 

By  balance 


£ 

s. 

d. 

6671 

1 

H 

MS 

2 

8 

£6,616 

4 

64 

£ 

s. 

d. 

184  14 

4 

90 

2 

6 

145 

0 

0 

88 

5 

2 

107  16 

3 

.   119 

1 

6i 

U7 

0 

0 

5764 

6 

8 

£6,616 

4 

6* 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 


£     a  d. 


To 


Per  contra,  Or. 

By  cash  ever  SKpended  per  last  quartet's  abstract 
By  cash  expended  since  on  the  wall 


£ 

s.  d. 

6m 

0  11 

138 

2  li 

£6^   8   04 


Ofioe. 


234  DITBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782. 

H^M  of        "  House  of  Commons'  orders  relative  to  the  Ballast  J;^^;"*-^ 
cotmjom'   Qflj^g  accounts  and  estimates  required  by  parliament. 

**  Martis  26°  die  Deoembris,  1781.  m.64. 

1.  "  Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay  before  this 
Account,     house,  B,  particular  account  of  the  produce  of  the  funds 

of  the  Ballast  Office  for  the  last  twenty  years  under 
their  several  heads  as  granted  by  the  several  acts  of 
parliament. 

2.  "  Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay  before  this 
oA^.      house,  a  list  of  the  officers  employed  by  the  Lord  Mayor, 

Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin, 
for  the  execution  of  the  several  branches  of  the  Ballast 

AUow!^ce«.  Office,  with  all  salaries  and  allowances  given  to  every 
of  them  respectively  out  of  the  produce  of  the  duties 
vested  in  the  said  Ballast  Office,  and  if  the  said  officers 
have  any  other  salaries  or  allowances  given  them  out 
of  any  other  fund,  that  such  salaries  or  allowances  be 
also  separately  specified  with  the  fund  out  of  which 
they  are  granted. 

Account.  3.  "  Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay  before  this 
house,  an  account  of  the  amount  of  money  expended  in 

South  waij.  carrying  on  and  completing  that  part  of  the  south  wall 

Lighthouse,  lying  between  the  lighthouse  and  the  west  point  next 
the  piles. 

4.  **  Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay  before  this 
Account,  liouse,  an  account  of  the  amount  of  money  expended  in 
South  wau.  carrying  on  and  completing  that  part  of  the  south  wall 
Bingseud.    betwocn  Eings  End  and  the  east  point  near  Pidgeon's 

Kdgeon's      HoUSC. 
Houm. 

5.  "  Ordered,  that  the  proper  officer  do  lay  before  this 
house  an  account  of  the  number  of  yards  which  yet 

South  wau  remain  unbuilt  of  the  south  wall  from  the  east  point  of  a.«k. 

unbuilt.  * 

the  wall  near  the  Pidgeon  House  to  the  west  point  of 

the  wall  extending  from  the  lighthouse  to  the  piles,  with 

Estimate  of  an  estimate  of  the  expense  of  building  and  completing 

the  same. 

"  Thomas  Ellis,  Cler :  Pari :  Dom :  Com : '' 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782.  235 


RooxziiiA.      1782.  January  18. — Admissions  to  franchise.  S2ichi.e. 

g;i*-  1782.  January  18.— Declaration  and  signatures.         gS!*™' 


m.M». 


■1.63.: 


1782.  March  20.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  oppose  the  paving  bill  STrnJlS?" 
before  the  privy  council:   whereupon  it  was  granted, 
according  to  the  prayer  of  the  above  petition. 

[2.]  "Resolved,    that   it   be    an    instruction    to    the 
committee  appointed  to  conduct  the  city's  business  in  &*^n^in 
parliament  to  enquire  and  report  to  a  post  or  the  next  p«"»™«»*- 
quarter  assembly,  if  any  and  what  improvement  may 
be  made  in  the  police  of  this  city."  citypoUce 

[3.1  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  oppose  the  police  bill  oppo«itioii 
before  the  privy  council :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  ^^ 
according  to  the  prayer  of  the  above  petition. 

1782.  March  26.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of  Nomination 
the  city  of  Dublin,have  this  day  nominated  and  returned  »»denn»n. 
from  amongst  the  Sheriffs'  Peers,  Henry  Gore  Sankey 
of  Grafton  street,  John  Exshaw  of  Dame  street,  Patrick 
M*Laughlin  of  Francis  street,  and  William  Worthington 
of  Usher's  quay,  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  place  of 
alderman  of  the  city  and  do  hereby  return  the  names 
with  the  additions  of  the  said  persons  to  you  the  Sheriffs 
and  Commons  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your  electing 
one  of  the  said  four  persons  an  alderman  of  the  said 
city   in   the  room   of   alderman  Francis   Fetherston^  Fethewton, 

deceased. 

deceased. 

"  John  Darragh,  Lord  Mayor." 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of 
Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot  from  among  Election, 
the  four  Sheriffs*  Peers  returned  to  this  house  by  the 
Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  John  Exshaw,  ^^^ 
esquire,  stationer,  of  Dame  street,  to  the  place  of  an  loSSSJIS: 


236  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   KOLL,    1782. 

1788.  alderman  of  the  said  city,  in  the  room  of  alderman  ^^'Jjj^*^"-*- 

d<^wl^'  Francis  Fetherston,  deceased. 

"James  Campbell,  David  Dick,  Sheriffs." 

[3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  appoint  an  alderman 

oommittee.  to  be  of  the  pilot  Committee  in  the  room  of  alderman 

Francis    Fetherston,    deceased:     whereupon    it    was 

ifilSSS^S''  granted,  and  that  alderman  William  Alexander  be  of 

the    committee    in    the    room    of    the    said    Francis 

Fetherston. 

1782.  March  28.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  having 

reason  to  believe  that  two  bills  which  have  lately  passed 
Paling  wii.  ^^^  house  of  commons,  "  intitled  the  police  bill  and 
Chartered  paving  bill,"  materially  attack  the  chartered  rights  of 
BrtSin.      ^^is  city,  are  likely  to  be  transmitted  to  Great  Britain, 

in  order    to    their    being    passed    into    laws,   have 

unanimously  judged  it  necessary  and  expedient  that 
J^^**  immediate  directions  be  given  to  a  proper  person  in 
Opposition.  London  to  oppose  by  every  legal  and  possible  means 

the  passage  of  the  said  bills  before  the  king  in  council 
Expense,     ef  Great  Britain,  at  an  expense  not  exceeding  £B00, 

to  which  resolution  they  desire  the  concurrence  of  the 

Sheriffs  and  Commons. 
M^feto  |-2.]  "Resolved,  that  a  message  be  sent  to  the  Lord 
Biayor.  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  to  request  they  will 
Agent.  concur  with  this  house  in  appointing  a  proper  person 
SRSSli.**^"  to  assist  in  conducting  the  opposition  of  the  said  bills 
Great        in  Great  Britain  and  that  the  parliamentaiV  committee 

Britain.  tr  ^ 

be  empowered  to  appoint  such  proper  person  to  conduct 
the  business." 
With  which  resolution  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of 
Concur-      Aldermen  concur. 

*  John  Darragh. — ^Philip  Crampton. — ^Edward  Sankey. 
— ^Thomas  Blackall. — ^Willoughby  Lightbume. — George 
AJcook. — Thomas    Grewie. — James   Hamilton.-^Henry 


rence. 


DTTBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782.  237 

Bonxxiii-A.  Bevan. — ^Nathaniel    Warren. — ^Killner   Swettenham. —  ^^^ 

m.  63, 

James  Koran.' 

"i.75.  1782.  April  12.— Second  Friday  after  Easter.^ 

[1.]  "We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  SSP""***' 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  alderman  **^*"* 
Nathaniel  Warren  to  serve  in  the  place  or  office  of  Lord 
Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing 
from  Michaelmas  next  and  do  hereby  return  the  said 
Nathaniel  Warren  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons 
of  the  said  city  for  your  approbation. 

"  John  Darragh,  Lord  Mayor." 
"We,  the  Sheriffs    and    Commons    of    the    city  of 
Dublin  in  common  council  assembled,  have  this  day 
by  ballot  approved  of  alderman  Nathaniel  Warren  to  warren. 

Lord 

serve  in  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  Mayor, 
the  ensuing  year,  commencing  Michaelmas  next. 

"  James  Campbell,  David  Dick,  Sheriffs," 
[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common  Nomination 

for 

council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot  sheriffs, 
nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city 
or  the  liberties  thereto  adjoining,  each  of  them  worth 
in  real  and  personal  estate  in  possession  the  sum  of 
m-75ft.  £2,000,  sterling,  over  and  above  all  their  just  debts, 
that  is  to  say,  Benjamin  Smith  of  Bride  street 
merchant,  Patrick  Ewing  of  James's  street  merchant, 
Alexander  Kirkpatrick  of  Merchants'  quay  merchant, 
John  Carleton  of  Eustace  street  merchant,  John  Patrick 
of  Abbey  street  merchant,  Benjamin  Gault  of  Mary's 
abbey  merchant,  Samuel  Bead  of  Cook  street  carpenter, 
and  Joseph  Hone  junior  of  Summerhill  weaver,  as  fit 
persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said 
city,  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with  the 
additions  of  the  said  eight  persons  to  you  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  aldermen  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your 

1  Easter  day,  81  March,  1782. 


238  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1782. 

electing  two  of  the  said  persons  to  be  Sheriffs  of  the  J*^^"-^ 

said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas 

next. 

"  James  Campbell,  David  Dick,  Sheriffs." 

"We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of 
Biecuon.  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot 
CMieton.  John  Carleton  of  Eustace  street  merchant,  and  Samuel 
^"^         Read  of  Cook  street  carpenter,  out  of  the  eight  persons 

returned  to  us  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons,  as  fit  to 
sheriib.      serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  for  the 

ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next. 
"  John  Darragh,  Lord  Mayor." 
5SS.""  [^'1  "  Resolved  unanimously,  that  the  members  of  the  m.  74. 

JJSSSSut  House  of  Commons  are  the  representatives  of  and  derive 
JSJSe.'^™  their  power  solely  from  the  people  and  that  a  denial 

of  the  preposition  by  them  would  be  to  abdicate  the 

representation. 
?friSSl^      "Resolved  unanimously,  that  we  conceive  that  the 

people  of  this  country  are  now  called  upon  to  declare 

that  the  King,  Lords,  and  Commons  of  Lnoland  are 

the  only  power  competent  to  make  laws  to  bind  this 

kingdom. 
ttJJnr"**'     "  Resolved  unanimously,  that  we  hope  and  expect 
PATiiament.  g^^j^  declarations  of  rights  from  our  representatives 
Support,     in  parliament  and  that  we  will  support  them  with 

our  lives  and  fortunes  in  whatever  measure  may  be 

necessary    to    render    such    declaration    an    effectual 

security. 
Manufao-        "  Rosolvod  unauimously,  that  the  present  critical  and 
irafand!      declining  state  of  the  manufactures  of  Ireland  requires 

the  particular  attention  of  the  legislature, 
panted.       "  Resolved,  that  a  copy  of  the  above  be  presented 

to  our  worthy  representatives  in  parliament,  sir  Samuel 
SSJieJ^*'  Bradstreet,  knight,  and  Travers  Hartley,  esquire. 

"  Resolved,  that  the  said  resolutions  be  published  in 
^pen.       the  public  papers." 


DUBLnf   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782.  239 

M  mii.A.      rpjj^  Ijord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani-  JJ^  ^ 
mously  agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the 
foregoing  resolutions  and  that  the  same  be  three  times 
published  in  the  Dublin  Journal  only.  joJSii. 

[4.]  ''Besolved,  that  a  message  be  sent  to  the  other 
house,  requesting  their  concurrence  in  an  opposition  to  tJfBii!****" 
the  bill,  in  which  is  introduced  a  clause  for  the  purpose 
of  altering  the  Ballast  Office  committee  in  both  houses  SifSSf"*^' 
of  parliament."  M>mmittee. 

The  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  to  the  within  resolution  Apwed  to. 
and  resolved  that  it  be  referred  to  the  parliamentary 
committee  to  make  such  opposition  to  the  said  bill,  as 
they  may  think  necessary. 

[5.]  "Resolved,  that  the   conduct   of   alderman    sir ?>»cki^»i. 

*-     -■  '  locum 

Thomas  Blackall,.  knight,  as  locum  tenens  during  the  *«*»<»"*• 
indisposition  of  the  right  honourable  the  Liord  Mayor,  Jjord 
has  been  highly  praiseworthy. 

"Resolved,  that  the  unanimous  thanks  of  this  house ^JUS"*** 
be  presented  to  alderman  sir  Thomas  Blackall  for  his  iiiomM 
hospitality  and  also  for  his  attention  to  the  police  and  ®^**"- 
good  order  of  this  city,  evinced  in  his  general  conduct 
as  a  magistrate,  but  particularly  as  locum  tenens.*' 

The  Lord   Mayor   and   Board  of  Aldermen  unani- Ar«ed  to. 
mously  agree  with  the  above  resolutions  and  ordered 
that  the  same  be  twice  published  in  the  Dublin  and  ^ew*^ 
Hibernian  Journals. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  his  grace  Franchiae. 
William  Henry  Cavendish,   Duke  of  Portland,   chief  j^^*^^ 
governor  of  Ireland :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  ii««t«»M»t. 
«,  74  i.       the  freedom  of  this  city  be  granted  to  his  grace  William 

Henry  Cavendish,  Duke  of  Portland,  in  a  gold  box  not  ooidbox, 
exceeding  the  value  of  twenty-five  guineas.^ 

[7.]  Certain   of   the   commons,  for   freedom   to   the  FranchiM, 
honourable  Richard  Fitzpatrick,  secretary  to  the  lord  Fitspfttriok, 
lieutenant :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  freedom 
of    this    city  be    presented    to    the    right  honourable 


240  DITBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782. 

*^-  Richard  Fitzpatrick,  secretary  to  the  lord  lieutenant,  ^^m^****' 

Biwerbox.   ^^  ^  gilver  box  not  exceeding  the  value  of  five  guineas.* 

Frauchifie.        [g  j  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  John 

Dillon.        Dillon,    esquire:    whereupon    it   was   granted  gratis, 

pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition,  that  the  freedom 

to  John  Dillon,  esquire,  this  day  granted  be  presented 

to  him  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  High  Sheriffs  in  the 

most  respectful  manner,  and  that  the  same  be  published 

Newipapen.  in  the  Dublin  and  Hibernian  Journals. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

^itj  pipe     committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  with 

pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  8th 

day  of  April,  1782. 

Keport.  *  We  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have 

attended  very  carefully  to  the  work  and  to  the  business 

to  us  committed  since  our  last  report,  on  the  4th  day 

iT^^      of  February  last  we  met,  when  Simon  Pearson,  engine 

keeper.       keeper,  applied  to  be  considered  for  the  loss  sustained 

by  him  on  account  of  the  overflow  of  the  water  course 

on  his  apartments  and  Mr.  Mylne  having  reported  his 

loss  to  amount  to  three  guineast,  we  ordered  him  to  be 

Payment    paid  that  sum;  on  the  11th  day  of  March  last  we  again 

ctementB.    met   and   it   appearing  that  Dalway  Clements  bason 

keeper.       keeper  had  been  prevented  from  attending  his  duty  for 

Salary.       some  time  past,  we  ordered  that  his  salary  should  be 

discontinued  until  such  time  as  he  could  attend,  and 

on  the  same  day  having  been  applied  to  by  Mr.  John 

**"y-         Sally  for  liberty  to  put  a  small  branch  into  the  inside 

of  the  water  course  at  the  head  of  Scott's  mill  pond 

g^|**°'*    near  Dolphin'^s  Bam  not  exceeding  three  quarters  of 

an  inch  bore,  we  referred  the  same  to  Mr.  Mylne,  who 

reported  to  us  that  he  had  viewed   that  part   of   the 

course  where  Mr.  Sally  wanted  to  take  in  the  water 


1,  >,  Note  in  marvm.— These  freedoms  were  granted  at  a  post  assembly  the  iMh     m.  74 
of  April,  1782,  and  are  entered  here  through  mistaktt 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1782.  241 

^74?"*^  f.ir  the  purpose  of  watering  cattle  in  the  adjacent  fields  i782. 
and  that  he  was  of  opinion  Mr.  Sally  might  have  leave 
to  insert  such  a  branch  without  injuring  the  works,  Branch, 
on  which  we  were  of  opinion,  tbat  Mr.  Sally  should 
accommodate  himself  with  such  supply  during  the  city's 
pleasure  (but  no  longer,)  upon  paying  40s.  annually  raymant. 
during  such  time  as  he  should  have  the  water  in  manner 
aforesaid,  but  should  Mr.  Sally  hereafter  attempt  to 
m.  73.         apply  the  water  to  the  service  of  a  bleach  green,  or  a 
manufacture  of  any  kind,  or  for  any  other  purpose 
whatsoever,  except  that  for  which  it  is  here  granted, 
your  committee  are  of  opinion  and  do  intend  to  stop 
such  service. 

*  We   further   inform   your   honours,  that   Andrew  Moon. 
Moore,  George  Moore,  and  Richard  Gladwell  having  oiadweii. 
furnished  your  committee  with  their  respective  reports  Beportg, 
and  lists  of  uncollected  arrears,  which  were  severally 
certified   as   required,  we  therefore   ordered   that   the 
said    Andrew    Moore,    George    Moore,    and    Richard 
Gladwell   do   forthwith   receive   their   new  books,  allNewbookt. 
which  we  submit  as  our  report.' 

Whereupon  it  was  granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  com- 
mittee continued. 

[10.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills  3^*  wus. 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  11th  day  of  April, 
1782. 

'  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  examining  trades-  Report, 
men's  bills,  having  met  on  the  4th  day  of  April  instant  Biiig. 
and  carefully  examined  the  following  bills,  videlicet  : 

£     8.   d.     • 

'Benjamin  Eaton's   bill   for   carpenter's 
work 

'Richard  Raper's  bill  for  glazing  work 

'Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tin  work 

VOL.  xm. 


22  17 

4 

16 

2  11 

24 

8 

9 

242 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1782. 


1782. 
Trade*- 


A  J       Boll  zxiii.A. 

£     S«    CL    m.7S. 


B  Miuu      <  William  M'Cready's  bill  for  upholsterer's 

work  71  10  10 

'On  the  10th  day  of  April  instant,  we 
again  met  and  also  examined 

*  George  Caimecross's  bill  for  painting 
and  plastering  ...  ...  ...     56  19  11 


Bilbpud* 


Order. 


Payment. 


Cleasdng 
itreetaL 


Beport. 

Monldii. 
Donagh. 
Keating. 


Hamilton, 
alderman. 

Lijadsof 
dirt 


Honlda. 
Payment. 


Donagh. 


*  Which  said  several  bills,  we  are  of  opinion  be  paid 
to  the  several  persons  above  named.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the  com- 
mittee continued,  and  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on 
the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  several  persons  in 
the  within  report  named  the  several  sums  therein 
mentioned,  the  sajne  to  be  {flowed  in  his  accounts. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  setting  the  cleansing  of  the 
streets  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  10th  day  of 
April,  1782. 

*  We,  the  committee  to  whom  the  petitions  of  George 
Moulds,  Nicholas  Donagh,  and  John  Keating  were 
referred,  having  met  on  the  21st  March  last,  when  it 
appeared  that  the  said  George  Moulds,  in  the  Mayoralty 
of  alderman  James  Hamilton  and  by  his  directions 
removed  pursuant  to  law  246  loads  of  dirt  from  the 
streets,  on  account  of  which  he  never  received  more 
than  £7  10s.,  and  that  there  still  remains  due  to  the 
said  George  Moulds  for  the  aforesaid  work  the  sum  of 

£63  16s.,  we  are  therefore  of  opinion,  that  the  said™-7S6. 
George  Moulds  be  paid  the  sum  of  £26,  in  full  for 
his  said  demand  and  rather  as  a  large  sum  had  been 
deducted  from  the  salary  of  James  Smith,  whose  work 
Mr.  Moulds  executed.  Upon  examining  the  petition  of 
Nicholas  Donagh,  we  considered  his  complaints  more 
proper  to  go  before  the  commissioners  for  paving  and 


DXTBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1782.  243 

Bon  xxiiLA.  accordingly  referred  him  to   that  board  for  redress,  nsa. 

lit  73  ♦•  ^^  ^ 

The  petition  of  John  Keating  complaining  that  he  is  Keating, 
charged  £44  15s.,  as  fines  imposed  on  him  for  not 
cleansing  streets  not  paved  and  the  said  John  Keating 
having  proved  the  allegations  in  his  petition,  we  are  of 
opinion  that  the  said  John  Keating  be  allowed  the  g^^^*^ 
said  sum  of  £44  15s.,  and  that  in  future  he  be  paid 
his  salary  quarterly.' 

Whereupon  it  was  granted,  the  committee's  report  Order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  the 
committee  continued  (except  as  to  that  part  which 
mentions  that  the  persons  in  the  within  report  named 
shall  be  paid  quarterly  for  the  future)  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment, 
the  said  persons  the  several  sums  in  the  within  report 
mentioned. 

[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  conducting  the  city  business  city 

^.  "^  business  in 

m  parliament  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  p"'!*""®"*- 
10th  April,  1782. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  in  pursuance  of  the  Beport 
powers  in  us  vested  by  act  of  assembly,  we  met  on 
the  28th  of  March  last  for  the  purpose  of  approving 
of  a  proper  person  to  go  to  England  to  conduct  the  gJL?S: 
opposition  there  intended  by  your  honours  to  the  paving  Pa^^lnd 
and  police  bills,  which  we  had   reason   to   apprehend  ^'^"^  ^'"''' 
were  then    immediately  to   be   transmitted    to    Great  ^^f^\ 
Britain  towards  their  being  passed  into  law  and  your 
committee  judging  Henry  Howison,  esquire,  to  be  a  Howteon. 
very  proper  person  for  the  purpose,  and  being  fully 
convinced  of  his  great  abilities  and  his  integrity  and 
zeal  for  the  city's  honour,  did  request  of  him  to  under- 
take  the   said    business,  which  Mr.  Howison   having 
agreed  to  do,  they  furnished  him  with  the  best  materials 
they  could  collect,  in  order  to  pursue  the  opposition  to  gj'gJf^^S 
effect  and  for  the  purpose  of  defraying  the  expenses 


244 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL, 


1782. 


1782. 


Letter  of 
credit  on 
London. 


Order. 


Citj 


Beport. 

Ground  at 
Bow  bridge, 

Mahon. 


Monaffhen. 


Mahon. 


Bent. 
Leases. 


Order. 


Robert 
Emmett 


attending  such  opposition  in  England,  your  committee  S?m!***^ 
drew  upon  the  city  treasurer,  requiring  him  to  furnish 
the  said  Henry  Howison  with  a  letter  of  credit  upon 
London  not  exceeding  £600,  which  requisition  having 
been  complied  with,  the  said  Henry  Howison  thereupon 
immediately  proceeded  to  England  for  the  purpose 
aforesaid.' 

Whereupon  it  was  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly  and  the  com- 
mittee continued. 

[13.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  m.  72. 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting  city  leases  near 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  10th  of 
April,  1782. 

*We,  the  committee  to  whom  our  report  of  the 
assembly  respecting  the  ground  at  Bow  bridge  formerly 
set  to  Timothy  Mahon  was  recommitted,  have  considered 
the  same  and  it  appearing  by  the  map  of  said  ground, 
that  No.  1.  and  2.  contain  228  feet  2  inches,  and  the 
ground  formerly  possessed  by  Mr.  Monaghen  being  a 
part  of  said  numbers  contains  no  more  than  171  feet 
6  inches,  and  which  last  mentioned  ground,  we  are  still 
of  opinion  was  what  Mr.  Mahon  intended  to  take  when 
he  bid  on  the  cant  for  No.  1.  and  2.,  but  Mr.  Mahon 
having  attended  on  the  6th  instant  and  then  agreed  to 
give  for  the  whole  of  No.  1.  and  2.  containing  228  feet 
2  inches  the  rent  of  £18  lis.  6d.  yearly,  we  agreed 
thereto  and  that  leases  be  forthwith  perfected  to  him  of 
the  said  numbers  for  99  years,  commencing  the  26th 
of  March  last,  at  the  yearly  rent  aforesaid,  Mr.  Mahon 
having  engaged  to  enclose  the  whole  of  the  two  lots 
and  not  suffer  any  part  thereof  to  be  waste  or  under 
a  dunghill.' 

Whereupon  it  was  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[14.]  Robert  Emmett,  praying  to  be  paid  £300,  due  to 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1782.  246 

EoniMiA.  him  by  the  city's  obligation :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  g«.^ 

that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  •w3«»*'o»- 
pay  the  petitioner  £300,  sterling,  the  same  to  be  allowed  p«jm«it. 
him  in  his  accounts  and   that   the   city  treasurer  be 
empowered  to  raise  the  said  sum  of  £300,  on  bonds  at  Bonds. 
£6,  per  cent,  per  annum. 

[16.]  The   master    and    wardens    of    the   guild    of  S^h^u. 
merchants,  relative  to  the  debt  due  by  the  city  to  the  city  d«bt 
said  guild:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  p^jment. 
petitioners  £600,  sterling,  on  account  of  the  £1,600,  due 
by  the  corporation  to  the  guild  of  merchants,  the  same 
to  be  allowed   in   his    accounts,   and    that    the   city 
treasurer  be  empowered  to  raise  said  sum  of  £600,  on 
bonds  at  £6,  per  cent,  per  annum.  Bonds. 

[16.]  Benjamin  Taylor,  praying  to  have  debenture  for  T^yior. 
£498  13s.,  granted  to  him  Christmas  assembly,  1781 : 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  petitioner  be  paid 
interest   on   the   above  sum  from  Christmas  assembly  Litenst. 
1781  to  this  day  and   that   the   petitioner  do  have  a 
BLTji.       debenture  for  £600,  with  interest  at  £6,  per  cent,  per  Debenture, 
annum  in  full  for  the  above  demand,  he  giving  credit 
for  the  difference  between  it  and  the  above  mentioned 
sum. 

[17.]  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert,  praying  Tayior. 
to  be  paid  half  a  year's  allowance  for  attending  grand  ^^ 
juries  and  summoning  prosecutors  in  criminal  causes :  '*™** 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioners  the  p»ynient. 
sum  of  £22  16s.,  sterling,  in  consideration  of  their 
trouble  set  forth  in  the  above  petition,  the  same  to  be 
allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

[18.]  Richard  Gladwell,  praying  to  be  continued  one  Qiadweu. 
of  the  collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  for  the  fourth  ^^^Si' 
division :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  ^^^^^' 
,  named  Eichard  Gladwell  be  and  is  hereby  continued 


246  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782. 

1782.  one  of  the  collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  in  the  J^V*?.**'^' 

fourth  division  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding 
one  year  ending  Easter  assembly  1783,  he  giving  such 

Security,  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said 
office  and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer  all  such  sums  of 
money  as  he  shall  from  time  to  time  receive,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date 
or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

Sido?^°'  [19.]  Hannah  Fetherston,  widow  of  alderman 
Fetherston,  deceased,  praying  aid:  whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  the  within  named  Hannah  Fetherston  be 

inSSf^*"  P^^^  ^^®  ^^^  ^^  "^^^  sterling,  yearly  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  the  same  to  be  paid  by  the  city  treasurer  on 
the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant. 

Trambuu.        [20.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  praying  to  be  paid  usual 

As^of  allowance  for  making  out  the  weekly  assize  of  bread 
for  one  year :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 

Payment,  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 
petitioner  20  guineas. 

Pearson.         [21.]  Robort  Pcarson,  praying  aid :  whereupon  it  was 

Gnuit.  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £4,  sterling. 

BoBweu,  [22.]  Henry  Boswell,  praying  for  usual  allowance  to 

^^^  *'  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  his  room :  whereupon  it 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

Payment    Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £4. 

Bniiaat  [23.]  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  „».  71. 

SSSSnte.  16th  day  of  January,  1782,  inclusive,  to  the  10th  day 
of  April,  1782,  exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

£    t.    d. 
To  balance  of  last  quarter's  abstract  ...  ...  ...    5764   5   8 

To  cash  received  since  ...  ...  ...  ...     88S  11 11 

£6,657  17   7 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782. 


247 


BoazziliA. 
a.  71. 


F.B. 

B.108. 

C.8. 


.7L 


.71*. 


Per  contra,  Or. 

By  cash  paid  for  raising  baUast... 
By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  pilee  ^ 

By  cash  paid  aalariee 
By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  gabbards 
By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingencies 
By  cash  paid  for  aoooont  of  the  lighthouse 
By  cash  paid  interest- 
By  balance 


1788. 

BsUsst 
it    s.  d.  0*o«  . 
160  16   8    '~"'*" 
88   9    0 
146    0   0 
2S5  14  101 
30  12  114 
9    7    4 
12    0   0 
6086  17    9 


£6,667  17    7 


BaUast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 


<    s.d. 


To 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  cash  over  expended  per  last  quarter's  abstract 
By  cash  expended  this  quarter    . . 


M  i.  d. 

.    6646  8    04 

»     S47  2  10 

£6,892  6  104 


1782.  April  12. — ^Admissions  to  franchise.  Fmsohise. 

1782.  April  12. — Declaration  and  signatures.  Declaration. 

1782.  June  6.— Post  Assembly. 
[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  appoint  a  committee 
to  prepare  an  address  to  his  maiesty:   whereupon  it  Address. 

^     ^  J       .^  f  George  in. 

was  ordered,  that  aldermen  Oeale,  Sankey,  Lightbume, 
Dunn,  sir  Anthony  King,  Green,  and  Horan,  with  seven 
of   the   commons   to   be   named   by  the  sheriffs    and 
commons,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a  committee  to  committee, 
prepare  the  address  in  the  above  petition  named. 

[2.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  have  city 
seal  affixed  to  address  of  thanks  to  his  majesty :  where-  ^^Jfjj"  <>' 
upon  it  was  granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of  theoeorgem. 
above  petition  and  that  the  said  address  be  engrossed, 
put  under  the  city  seal,  and  presented  by  the  corporation  cityseai. 
of  Dublin  to  his  grace  the  Duke  of  Portland  to  be  by  f^^t^ 
him  transmitted  to  his  majesty. 


248  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1782. 

1782.  The  fallowing  address  presented  accordingly.  m.  n" 

Addre».  AdDBESS. 

George  ID.      *  To  the  king's  most  excellent  majesty. 

*The  humble  address  of  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs, 
commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin  in  common 
council  assembled. 

*  May  it  please  your  majesty. 

'  We,  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  should  feel  ourselves  extremely 

seutimaits  defective,  if  we  omitted  to  express  those  sentiments  of 
Joyalty  and  affection  for  your  majesty's  person  and 
government,  whicE  we  have  invariably  possessed,  and 
which  the  circumstances  of  the  present  period  of  time 
peculiarly  demand. 

Attenuon,  *  Your  majesty's  paternal  attention  to  the  wishes  and 
representations  of  this  kingdom  and  your  earnest  desire 
1.0  remove   all   cause  of  discontent  and  jealousy,  are 

Wisdom,     proofs  of  your  majesty's  wisdom  and  will  strengthen 

Great         the  coustitutiou  betwcou  Great  Britain  and  Ireland,  so 

Britain. 

ireiaud.      esscutial  to  the  interest  and  happiness  of  both  nations. 

*  And  we  think  ourselves  particularly  called  upon  to 
acknowledge    with    gratitude    your    majesty's    great 

wei^of  goodness  and  attention  to  the  welfare  of  your  majesty's 
subjects  of  this  kingdom  by  appointing  to  the  chief 

Duke  of      government  of  it,  his  grace  the  Duke  of  Portland,  from 

Portland,  ^j^^gg  j^gj-  ^^^^  ^jg^  administration,  as  well  as  from 
the  wisdom  and  integrity  of  your  majesty's  present 

?m'iw  ministers,  we  trust  the  British  empire  will  reap  many 
great  and  important  advantages. 

snoceesesof  *  The  receut  and  brilliant  successes  of  your  majesty's 
arms  give  the  highest  satisfaction  to  your  faithful 
subjects,,  among  the  foremost  and  sincerest  of  whom, 
your  majesty  will  be  pleased  to  rank  the  ancient, 
dutiful,  and  loyal  corporation  of  the  city  of  Dublin.      m.7a 

*  We  with  pleasure  look  forward  to  the  prospect  of 


arms. 


& 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1782.  249 

Bon  xxiiLA.  union  and  happiness  among  all  your  majesty's  subjects  itk. 

of    every  denomination,   and   hope   that   the   perfect  h^pImm. 
establishment  of  all  their  wishes  may  be  completed  by 
your  majesty's  long  reigning  over  a  free  and  grateful 
people. 

'  In  testimony  whereof,  we  have  caused  the  common 
seal  of  the  said  city  to  be  hereunto  affixed  the  12th  day  city  seal, 
of  April,  in  the  year  of  our  Lord,  1783/ 

*  John  Darragh. — ^Philip  Crampton. — Henry  Hart. — 
Thomas  Emerson.  —  Killner  Swettenham.  —  George 
Alcock.  —  Nathaniel  Warren.  —  John  Rose.  —  John 
Exshaw.  —  James  Shiel.  —  James  Horan.  —  Thomas 
Greene. — George  Wrightson.' 

jJSSl^        1782.  July  19. — ^Midsummer  Assembly. 

The  business  of  this  assembly  day  was  principally  ^f^^^eS. 
confined  to  the  admission    of   freemen   by  birth  and 
service.    [Vide  appendix.] 

jounai.  1782.  September  16. — Post  Assembly. 

®*-  [1.1  Summons,     to     take     into     consideration    the  cfeaMing 

expediency  of  setting  up  carts  to  cleanse  the  streets  of 
the  city,  and  to  strike  out  some  other  mode  of  having 
the  same  cleansed. 

1782.  September  27.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Summons,  in   order   to   address  his   grace   the  p^JSSid. 
duke  of  Portland,  previous  to  his  departure  from  this, 
kingdom. 

[2.]  Second  summons,  in  order  to  take  into  considera-  £J3S?'°' 
tion  the  conduct  of  certain  persons  who  are  beating  up  "fi^">** 
for  recruits  for  the  purpose  (as  alleged  by  them)  of 
forming  fencible  regiments. 

o».  1782.  October  B.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Summons,  to  take  into  consideration  the  conduct  SSSieut.. 
of  certain  persons  who  are  now  beating  up  for  fencible 
regiments  in  this  city. 


2B0  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1782. 

1782.  1782.  October  18.— Third  Friday  after  the  29th  of  2?^°^^ 

September. 
Lord  Mayor:  Nathaniel  Warren. 
Sheriffs:  John  Carleton  and  Sanmol  Beed. 
Thanks.  [1.]  **  Eesolved,  that  the  thanks  of  this  assembly  be 

Bmdatreot  presented   to    sir    Samuel     Bradstreet,    baronet,    and 
Hartley.     Travers  Hartley,  esquire,  our  worthy  representatives 
for  their  upright  and  uniform  conduct  in  parliament.*' 

[2.]  "Resolved,   that    our    most    grateful     acknow- 

Dartagh      ledgmouts  be  presented  to  John  Darragh,  esquire,  late 

Mayor.       iLord  Mayor  of  this  city,  for  his  just,  upright,  and 

impartial    conduct    upon    all    occasions,  particularly 

MaaofM-    manifested  by  his  attention  to  the  manufactures  of  this 

tores  of  '' 

Ireland,      kingdom  and  the  faithful  discharge  of  his  duty  in  the 

great  and  important  office  of  chief  magistrate,  where 

we  beheld  him  acting  with   honour   to   himself   and 

advantage  to  the  public." 
Thanks,  [3.]  "  Resolved,  that   the   thanks    of   this   house  be 

gj^p****     presented  to  James  Campbell  and  David  Dick,  esquires,  m-ssft. 
Siriifs.     ^^^  ^^*®  worthy  High  Sheriffs,  for  their  manly,  upright, 

and  unremitting  attention  in  the  discharge  of  their 

duty  while  in  that  important  office." 

[4.]  "  Eesolved,  that  the  thanks  of  this  assembly  be 
sib-sheriff.  presented  to  Mr.  John  AUen^  late  Sub-Sheriff,  for  his 

very  humane  and  upright  conduct  in  the  discharge  of 

the  duties  of  that  office." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani- 
Agreedto.  mously  agrco  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the 

above  resolutions  and  resolved  that  the  same  be  three 
SS^«.       times  published  in  the  Dublin  Journal  and  Saunders's 

News  Letter. 
Franchise.       [B.l  Certain   of   the   commons,  for   freedom   to   his 

Earl 

Twapie,      excellency  George  Nugent,  earl  Temple,  lord  lieutenant 

ueutenant.  Qf  Ireland:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  freedom 

of  this  city  be  granted  to  his  excellency  George  Nugent, 


DTTBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782.  2B1 

Bon  niiLA.  earl  Temple,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland,  in  a  gold  box,  -itw. 
not  exceeding  in  value  twenty-five  guineas. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  the  right  Praactdae. 
honourable  William  Wyndham  Qrenville,  esquire,  SSStlrr; 
secretary  to  the  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland :  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that.the  freedom  of  this  city  bo  presented 
to  the  right  honourable  William  Wyndham  Grenvilla.. 
esquire,  secretary  to  the  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland,  in 
a  silver  box  not  exceeding  in  value  five  guineas.  suTorbox. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  sir  Samuel 
Bradstreet,  baronet,  £200 :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  Bmdstreet 
that  the  sum  of  £200,  sterling,  be  granted  to  sir  Samuel  Gnat. 
Bradstreet,  baronet,  Recorder  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  R«»id«r. 
to  be  paid  by  the  city  treasurer  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant   and  allowed    him    in    his    accounts,   as  a 
testimony  of  the  services  done  by  him  to  the  citizens 

m.  88         by  a  faithful  and  vigilant  discharge  of  his  duty  as  Pftymmt. 
Eeoorder   during  the    last  year  ending  Midsummer 
assembly  last. 

[8.]  Alderman   John   Darragh,    late    Lord    Mayor,  Danmffh, 
praying  the  usual  sum  of  £600:   whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  Majoni^. 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £600,  sterling,  pajmont. 
the  same   to   be  allowed   in   his    accounts,  deducting 
thereout  the  sum  of  one  hundred  guineas  in  lieu  of  the 
commons  ball. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  reimburse  the  late 
Lord  Mayor  his  expenses  in  providing  music  during  his  city  muwc. 
Mayoralty:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  Damgb. 
petitioner  the  sum  of  £60,  sterling,  for  the  purpose  in 
the  within  petition  mentioned,  the  same  to  be  allowed 
in  his  accounts. 

[10.]  Alderman   John   Darragh,  late   Lord   Mayor,  Danagh. 
praying  usual  allowance  for  riding  the  franchises:  JJ^g^ 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 


252  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1782. 


1782.  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  eight  boUkhla. 

guineas. 
Heruge,  [H.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  the  herbage 
l^^on'a  of  Saint  Stephen's  Green  to  alderman  Nathaniel 
wanen.  Warren,  Lord  Mayor,,  during  his  Mayoralty:  where^ 
Mayor.  upon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  .the  prayer  of  the 
petition. 

[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  appoint  a  committee 

Mi«^i»itj   to  provide  furniture  for  the  Mayoralty  house:  where- 

^'™**"~-   upon   it   was   ordered,  that  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs, 

treasurer  and  masters  of  the  works,  aldermen  Sankey, 

Lightbume,    Greene,    and   Horan,   and  eight   of   the 

commons  to  be  named  by  the  commons  or  any  five  of 

Committee,  ^^^om,  whcreof  the  Lord  Mayor  and  one  of  the  Sheriffs 

to  be  always  two,  and  in  the  absence  of  the  Lord  Mayor, 

the  senior  alderman  present  to  preside,  be  and  are 

hereby  appointed  a  committee  to  provide  such  furniture 

Expense,     for   the  usc  of  the  Mayoralty    house,    the    expense 

attending  same  not  to  exceed  £100,  and  who  are  hereby 

empowered  to  draw  on  the  city  treasurer  for  said  sum  m.88k 

and  to  be  allowed  him  in  his  accounts. 

Commons.       [The  eight  of  the  commons :  ]  Messieurs.  Worthington, 

M*Cready,  Leet,  J.  Wilson,  Myler,  Houghton,  Strong, 

Harrick. 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  request  that 

the  committee  this  day  appointed  to  provide  furniture 

Disposal  of  for  the  Mayoralty  house  may  be  empowered  to  dispose 

furniture,    of  the  cast  fumiture  therein  in  such  manner  as  they 

shall  think  proper: — Allowed. 

Lord  [13.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  reimburse  the  Lord 

Mayor  his  expenses  m  providing  four  carts  and  horses 

StoS?^^    to  cleanse  the  streets :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 

the  Lord  Mayor  with  the  assistance  of  the  committee 

for  setting  the  cleansing  of  the  streets  be  empowered 

Carts.        to  purchase  or  employ  such  a  number  of  carts  and 

Horses.      horses,  as  they  think  will  be  necessary  for  the  purpose 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1782.  253 

^i^ziu.A.  ^f  cleansing  such  lots  as  are  not  at  present  taken  to  be  iTsa. 
cleanjsed,  and  that  his  Lordship  with  the  committee  be  "tpeete. 
empowered  from  time  to  time  to  draw  on  the  city 
treasurer  for  such  sum  and  stuns  of  money  as  will  be 
wanting  to  defray  the  expenses  attending  such  horses 
and  carts  and  the  servants  attending  same,  and  that 
the  said  committee  may  in  the  meantime  set  such  lots 
as  they  can  at  a  reasonable  charge. 

[14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  fix  the  usual  salary  saUry. 
of  £60,  yearly  for  the  city  music :  whereupon  it  was  citj  muBic. 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do  immediately  pay  to  Pajment. 
the  Lord  Mayor   the   sum   of  £60,    sterling,   for  the  JjpJ^. 
purpose  of  providing  a  band  of  music  for  the  city,  for  B«^of 
one  year  ending  Michaelmas  assembly  1783.  ci*y- 

m.82.  [16.]  Certain    of    the    commons,   setting  forth  that 

the  committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  ^>^p*p* 
of  Dublin  with  pipe  water  have    made    the    annexed 
report  of  the  14th  October,  1782. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  carefully  Report, 
attended  to  the  business  to  us  committed  since  our  last 
report,  on  the  IBth    of    April    last,    a   petition    was 
preferred  by  messieurs  Jolly  and  Murtagh  praying  to  JoJ^  ^ 
be  reimbursed  an  expense  they  were  at  in  keeping  and  workmen, 
paying  workmen  to  be  always  ready   to    attend    the 
works,  having  been  at  a  loss  of  upwards  of  £10,  upon 
that  account  from  the  month  of  November  to  February 
last,  upon  which  having  first  examined  into  the  nature 
and  justice  of  said  demand,  we  ordered  them  to  be  paid  Payment. 
£8  in  full  for  the  same. 

'  On  the  13th  of  May,  the  reverend  Mr.  Blacker  of  Blacker, 
Dorset  street  attended,  requesting  to  have  pipes  laid  8t?wt. 
in  that  and    other    streets    adjoining,  whereupon  we 
agreed  to  do  the  same,  and  that  the  inhabitants  thereof 
should  be  supplied  in  the  same  manner  and  upon  the  water 
same  terms  as  hitherto  granted  to  those  of  Granby  row.  f^^ 
That  upon  the  report  of  Mr.  Mylne,  your  engineer,  we 


254  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782. 

1788.  directed  him  to  lay  down  a  main   of   two   inch   bore H**^"*^** 

A«ton*8       oi)j)osit6  captain  Moore's  house  on  Aston's  quay  in  order 

^°*^'  to  give  him  a  supply  of  water.  On  the  27th  of  May 
we  appointed  a  sub-committee  to  view  and  report  what 

8tore.y«rd.  repairs  may  be  necessary  in  the  store-yard  for  the 
security  and  preservation  of  the  stores.     Considering 

Gibbon*,  the  diligont  attendance  of  Francis  Gibbons,  overseer  of 
your  works,  and  upon  his  application,  we  ordered  him 

Pftyment.     to  be  paid  one  guinea  to  buy    a    pair   of   boots.      It  m-aa*. 
appearing  from  the  report  of  the  officer,  the  want  of 
timber  to  carry  on   the   works,  we  therefore  directed 

Elms.  Mr.  Mylne  to  view  some  elms  that  had  lately  come  in 
and  to  engage  such  of  them  as  he  should  find  fit  for 
the  use.  Your  committee  further  report,  that  they  are 
of  opinion  and  which  is  also  advised  by  counsel,  that 

^^^     the  dispute  between   the  city  and  Mr.   Guinness   be 

Arbitration,  referred  to  arbitration.  Having  examined  and  gone 
through  the  supervisors'  and  collectors'  accounts,  we 
found  the  same  stated  with  the  utmost  accuracy  and 
your    committee    together    with    the    committee    for 

Sbto^S**  auditing  the  treasurer's  accounts,  having  examined  the 
treasurers'  accounts,  the  receipts  and  disbursements  of 
the  pipe  water  revenue  for  the  last  year  found  the  same 
stated  with  the  greatest  exactness  and  for  the 
particulars  thereof,  refer  your  honours  to  the  report  of 
the  auditors'  committee. 

*  On  the  12th  day  of  August  having  been  applied  to 

g^J        by  the  Grand  Canal  company  to  ascertain  and  be  paid 

company,  their  demand  on  the  gross  produce  of  the  pipe  water 
revenue  for  one  year  ending  the  25th  March,  1781,  we 

gtom         then  went  into  the  business  and  finding  that  the  gross 

eoUection.  °  ° 

collection  of  the  said  year  amounted  to  £5,669  lis.  4d., 

and  that  the  ten  per  cent,  for  said  sum  being  their 

Demand,     demand  amounted  to  £656  19s.,  we  therefore  drew  upon 

Payment,     the  city  treasurer  for  said  last  mentioned  sum  payable 

BaggB.        to  Eichard  Baggs,  agent  and  secretary  to  said  company. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782.  255 

2?82^*^  Your  committee  also  beg  leave  to  mention,  that  upon  i782. 

"*•  ®i-         their  going  up  the  course  pursuant  to  annual  custom,  f^"^^^ 
they  perceived  a  part  of  the  wall  adjoining  the  demesne  <>'<»«»«• 
of  Joseph  Deane,  esquire,  which  was  heretofore  erected  oeone. 
to  keep  the  water  from  going  to  waste,  had  been  broken 
down  and  thereby  a  quantity  of  water  running  into 
the  improvements  of  Mr.  Deane,  upon  which  we  caused 
the  said  wall  to  be  built  up  and  placed  watchmen  to  wau. 
see  if  any  person  and  who  should  attempt  to  break  it 
down  again,  in  order  that  they  might  be  prosecuted 
as  the  law  directs.     On  the  9th  day  of  September  last,  ^^^ , 

•^  ^  '  proposals. 

we  received  a  letter  from  the  corporation  of  paving, 

that  they  were  ready  to  receive  proposals  for  paving 

all  such  parts  of  the  streets  as  should  be  broken  up  streets 

for  the  purpose  of  repairing  or  new  laying  pipes,  and 

in  answer  thereto  informed  them,  that  we  were  willing 

to  continue  on  the  terms  of  their  old  agreement  with 

the  former  corporation,  to  w^hich  the  paving  corporation 

consented.    Having  received  a  report  of  repairs  wanted 

for  the  preservation  of  the  store-yard,  we  ordered  the  store-yard. 

same  to  be  done  under  the  direction  of  the  committee 

heretofore  appointed  to  inspect  the  yard,  pursuant  to 

the  plan  then  lodged  before  the  committee. 

*  On  the  7th  of  October  we  received  petitions  from 
Nathaniel  Walker  and  George  Gee  praying  recompense  waikep. 
for  the  additional  trouble  they  have  had  for  the  last 
year  in  their  respective  employments  and  were  of 
opinion  that  they  deserved  and  do  recommend  that  they 
be  paid  a  sum  of  £15,  each  for  the  same;  a  similar 
petition  from  Daniel  Hautenville,  and  recommend  that  Hauten- 

TlHe. 

he  be  paid  a  sum  of  £20  for  the  same.       We  have  Payment, 
caused  repeated  applications  to  be  made  to  the  con- 
tractor for  building  a  wall  adjoining  the  river  at  the 
Coal   quay,    in   order  to   have   the   same   completed  ^u.^"*^ 
pursuant  to  his  agreement,  but  which  he  has  neglected 
to  do  and  left  the  work  in  such  an  unfinished  state,  as 


256  DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782 

V^ing       ^^®  caused  the  paving  corporation  to  take  notice  of  it,  ^i^*^ 

^^^'  (and  as  we  are  informed)  the  said  corporation  intend 
to  undertake  the  finishing  of  said  work.' 

oricr.  It  was   thereupon   granted,  the  committee's    report 

confinned  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 

Pi^meDto.  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lonl  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 
the  within  named  Daniel  Hautenville  the  sum  of  £20, 
sterling  in  consideration  of  his  extraordinary  trouble 
during  the  last  year,  and  that  the  said  treasurer  do 
also,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  within 
named  George  Gee  and  Nathaniel  Walker  the  sum  of 
£15  each,  said  several  sums  to  be  allowed  the  treasurer 
in  his  accounts. 

[16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

Trade*.       committcc  appointed  to  examine  tradesmen's  bills  have 

men  8  bills.  *  *^ 

made  the  annexed  report  of  the  IGth  October,  1782. 
Report.  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  IBth  day  of 

July  last,  your  committee  met  and  carefully  examined 
Buu.  the  following  bills,  that  is  to  say : 

*  John  Armitt's  bill  for  newspapers  ... 
-  •  Gilbert  Elliott'  bill  for  slating  work  ... 

*  Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tin  work 

*  Thomas  Meyler's  bill  for  repairing  and 
cleansing  the  globes,  lustres,  etc.,  at  the 
Mansion  House  and  Tholsel 

*  Ambrose  Binn's  bill  for  iron  work    ... 

*  James  and  Daniel  Crosbie'a  bill  for 
beams  and  scales  for  the  weigh-house  in 
James's  street  ...  ...  ...       3  17     0 

*  And  on  the  16th  October  instant,  your 
committee  again  met  and  carefully 
examined  the  following  bills,  videlicet: 

*  Stephen  Gordon's  bill  for  iron  work  ...     61  19     9 

*  Samuel  Eeed's  bill  for  plumber's  work    27    3    3 
'  Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tin  work  ...     30  13     2 


£     s. 

d. 

7  10 

8 

8  14 

9 

12    8 

Hi 

24  13 

6i 

14  18 

8 

DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1782.  2B7 

m.Slb.  *.      o.     ^ 

*  Benjamin  Eaton,  carpenter,  sundry  bills   81  13    9   men'tbiUs. 

*  Simon  Vierpile's  bill  for  stone-cutter's 

work  ...  ...  ...     13    1    BJ 

*  George  Stephenson's  bill  for  bricklayer's 

work                             ...            ...  ...      4    9  10 

'Thomas  Todd    Faulkner's    bill  for 

stationery                    ...            ...  ...  170  IB    9 

*  Thomas  Todd     Faulkner's    bill  for 

printing  ...  ...  ...    33    6    9^ 


'Amounting  in  all  to      £49B    7    3 


*  Which  we  are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  to  be  Piyrment. 
forthwith  paid  to  the  several  persons  in  the  proportions 
above  mentioned,  and  that  in  future  the  city  shall  not 
be  at  any  expense  for  lighting  Essex  bridge.' 

It   was    thereupon   granted,  the  committee's   report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[17.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  inspecting  city  leases  near  city 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  17th  day 
of  October,   1782. 

*We   inform  your    honours,   that  we  met  on  theEeport 
29th  day  of  August  last,  pursuant  to  public  advertize- 
ment,  for  the  purpose  of  setting  by  public  cant  the 
pest  houses  in  Thomas  street  for  the  terms  of  three  JSJ^ 
lives  renewable  within  70  years  or  for  99  years  to  be  staSet* 
computed  from  the  2Bth  of  March  next  at  the  option 
of  the  taker,  as  the  same  premises  were  heretofore  laid 
down  by  your  surveyor  in  five  separate  lots  and  your 
committee  then  set  up  the  lots. 

*  Lot  No.  1.  containing  23  feet  in  front  to  John  Giffard  ourard. 
at  16s.  6d.  a  foot. 

*  Lot  No.  2,  containing  22  feet  in  front  to  John  Giffard 
at  16s.  a  foot. 

VOL.  xni.  8 


258  DUBLIN   AS8EKBLT   BOLL,    1782. 

17W.  Lot    No.    3.    containing   22    feet   in    front  to  the^nndiiA 

Lnttreu.     honourable  Henry  Lawes  Lutirell  at  lis.  a  foot. 

*Lot  No.  4.  containing  22  feet  in  front  to  Charles 
wuitam..    Williams  at  IBs.  a  foot. 

*  Lot  No.  B.  containing  17  feet  9  inches  more  or  less 
icaimden.   ^^  Richard  Maunders  at  a  lump  rent  of  £15  10s. 

*  And  we  agreed  on  the  said  setting  with  the  different 
Renu.        takers,    that    the    respective     rents    above   mentioned 

should  commence  on  the  25th  day  of  March,  1783,  and 
in  pursuance  of  such  settings  some  of  the  takers  have 
since  commenced  building  upon  said  lots. 

*  And  that  by  the  annexed  notice  received  by  the  Lord 
SSSlw  of  Mayor  on  the  IBth  instant  from  the  commissioners  for 
rt^ts-  making  wide  streets  in  Dublin,  it  appears  that,  that 
Valuation.    \yQ^y  intend  forthwith  to  proceed  to  value  by  a  jury 

the  several  interests  in  the  whole  of  the  ground,  herein 
before  reported  to  be   set   by  your   committee   in   its 
present  state,  and  that  they  will  not  from  the  date  of  m-sok 
such  notice  allow  for  any  future  expenditure  thereon. 

SSSSi  tor       *  '^^  commissioners  for  paving  the  streets  have  also 

SSlSS.  on  the  same  day  addressed  the  annexed  letter  to  the 
Lord  Mayor,  setting  forth    their    former    request    to 

settiiv.  postpone  the  setting  the  said  premises,  all  which 
circumstances  your  committee  beg  leave  to  lay  before 
your  honours,  that  you  may  act  in  the  premises  as  you 
may  judge  most  advisable.* 

o^*''-  It  was  thereupon    granted    and    made   an    act  of 

assembly,  and  that  leases  be  forthwith  made  out  and 
perfected  pursuant  to  the  terms  in  the  within  report 
mentioned. 

[18.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed    for   examining   the   accounts  of 

GhaJe,  city  alderman  Benjamin  Geale  have  made  the  annexed 
report  of  the  15th  day  of  July,  1782. 

Report.  *  We,  the  committee  appointed   for   examining    the 

Aooouuts.    accounts  of  alderman  Benjamin  Qeale^  cii^  treasurer. 


\ 


\ 


^ 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782.  259 

^^LS^A.  for  the  rents,  issues,  and  profits  of  the  said  city  com- 1782. 
mencing  Michaelmas  1780,  and  ending  Michaelmas 
1781,  have  carefully  examined  the  same,  together  with 
the  several  vouchers  relative  thereto,  your  treasurer 
laid  before  us  a  rental  of  your  honours'  estate,  as  it 
stood  the  29  th  September,  1781,  together  with  the 
arrears  of  rent  due  the  preceding  year,  we  charged  him  i^JJ""  **' 
with  the  arrears  due  Michaelmas  1780  and  with  the 
entire  rental  of  your  honours'  estate  as  it  stood 
Michaelmas  1781,  together  with  such  other  incidental 
issues  and  profits  as  accrued  in  that  time,  amounting 

^^        in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of  £24,244  9s.  l^d. 

*  We  find  the  disbursements  including  the  arrears  of  2?^^ 
rent  due  Michaelmas  1781,  amounting  to  £10,962  13s. 

4d.,  the  balance  due  the  treasurer  on  the  last  general 
account,  and  also  a  balance  of  £736  3s.  3Jd.,  due  to 
him  on  the  pipe  water  account,  amount  in  the  whole 
to  the  sum  of  £30,683  Os.  3Jd.,  to  which  the  sum  of 
£80B  14s.,  poundage  on  £16,114  2s.  9id.,  net  money 
paid  being  added,  makes  the  discharge  amount  to  Diichaigo. 
£31,388  r4s.  3Jd.,  so  that  there  appears  due  to  the 
treasurer  upon  the  general  account  of  the  corporation 
ending  the  29th  September,  1781,  the  sum  of 
£7,144  5s.  lid. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  the  whole  accounts 
being  stated  with  the  utmost  accuracy,  we  unanimously  Aocunwjy. 
resolved,  that  the  thanks  of  this  committee  be  presented  Thank*, 
to  alderman  Benjamin  Geale  for  the  very  accurate  and 

clear  manner  in  which  his  accounts  are  stated  and  for 
the  faithful  discharge  of  the  trust  reposed  in  him.' 

It  was  thereupon    granted,  the    committee's    report  owior. 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[19.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  for  freedom  PraaciiTse. 
to  captain  John  M*Bride :   whereupon  it  was  granted  JJ*^^ 
unanimously,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition 
and  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be  presented  to  the 


260  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1782. 

178  within  mentioned  captain  M'Bride  by  the  Lord  Mayor  ^^^^*" 

and  Sheriffs. 

"Eesolved,  that  the  freedom   granted    this    day  to 

captain  M*Bride  be  published  together  with  his  answer 

in  the  public  papers  when  presented." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani- 
AgneA  to.  mously  agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the 

above  resolution  and  that  the  same  when  presented  be 
5f^       three    times    published    in   the  Dublin   Journal  and 

Saunders's  News  Letter 
FnnohiBe.       [20.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Edward 
croftou.      Crofton,  esquire:    whereupon  it  was  granted  gratis, 

pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 
FnuwhiM.       [21.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Charles 
Eddy.        Eddy,  the  rather   at   the   request   of   alderman   John 

Darragh,  late  Lord  Mayor :  whereupon  it  was  granted 

gratis,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 
JuSS^'         [22.]  Certain  of  the  conmions,  to  grant  a  piece  of 
Bkck^i.      plate  to  sir  Thomas  Blackall  for  his  services  to  the 

city  as  locum  tenens  to  the  late  Lord  Mayor:  where- 
upon it  was  ordered  unanimously,  that  a  piece  of  plate, 
vaiTw        not  exceeding   in   value   the  sum   of  £30  sterling,  be 

presented  to  alderman  sir  Thomas  Blackall,  for  the 

reasons  in  the  within  petition  set  forth. 

"Resolved,  that    the    committee    for    auditing    the 

treasurer's  accounts  be  requested  to  prepare  a  proper 
S^te^^"  inscription  to  be  engraved  on  the  above-mentioned  piece 

of  plate  and  that  the  same  be  three  times  inserted  in 

two  newspapers. 
Hart  [23.]  Alderman  Henry  Hart  praying  to  be  continued  m.79*. 

BaUart       Ballast  Master:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 

within  named  alderman  Henry  Hart  be  and  is  hereby 

continued  Ballast  Master  and  treasurer  to  the  Ballast 

Office  of  the  port  of  Dublin  for  one  year  ending  next 
^'•^■^*       Michaelmas  assembly,  1783,  at  the  annual  salary  of 

£160,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782.  261 

RoDxniLA.  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  also  for  his  accounting  itss. 
justly  for  all  such  sums  of  money  as  he  shall  receive  uomj. 
from  time  to  time,  as  shall  be  approved  of  by  the  Lord  sacniity. 
Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  in 
ten  days  from  this  date  or  this  order  to  be  void. 

[24.]  John  Jolly,  for  a  renewal  of  a  piece  of  ground  JoUj. 
in  Grafton  street  by  adding  the    life    of    his    royal  ^^" 
highness  George,  Prince  of  Wales,  in  the  room  of  Ann 
Jolly,  deceased :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  l^wo. 
to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[26.]  John  Dawson  Coates,  esquire,  for  a  renewal  of  cootei. 
premises  called  Damee  Mills  by  adding  the  life  of  John  SS^ 
Dawson,  eldest  son  of  said  John  Dawson  Coates,  in  the 
room  of  Kean  O'Hara,  deceased :    whereupon  it  was  i^e^e. 
granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[26.]  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert,  for  usual  JJ^^^ 
allowance,  for  attending  grand  juries  and  summoning  JJjj^ 
prosecutors    in    criminal    cases:    whereupon    it    was 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,  pay   the  petitioners  the  sum  of  £22   16s.,  Pajmeat. 
sterling,  in  consideration  of  their  trouble  in  summoning 
prosecutors,  etc.,  pursuant  to  the  above  petition. 

[27.]  Samuel  Bjrron,  to  be  appointed  city  surveyor,  ^^»jj*^ 
in  the  room  of  Thomas  Mathews,  deceased :  whereupon  ^J^J^JJ 
it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition, 
and  that  the  above  named  Samuel  Byron  bo  appointed 
city  surveyor  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding 
one  year  ending  next  Michaelmas  assembly,  1783. 

[28.]  William  Osbrey,  to  be  continued  Marshal-keeper  ^'^Yi 
to  the  city  of  Dublin :  whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  ^••p*'- 
the  above-named  William  Osbrey  be  and  is  hereby 
continued  Marshal  keejxer  to  the  city  of  Dublin  during 
the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending 
Michaelmas  assembly  1783,  with  all  the  just  fees 
and  perquisites  belonging  to  said  employment  and 
that  the   petitioner   shall    be   bound   in   a  bond   of  Bond, 


LUtof 
peraouB. 


262  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1782. 

178a.  £3,000,  and  find  three  sureties,  each  to  be  bound  mRoUxxiii.i 

separate  bonds  of  £1,000,  for  indemnifying  the  city 
from  all  escapee  and  for  the  due  execution  of  said 
employment,  that  he  shall  on  Monday  in  every  week 
make  and  return  a  list  on  oath  of  every  person  in  his 
custody    upon    any    action    or    execution    or    other 

court  process  whatsoever  from  the  city  or  Tholsel  court, 
distinguishing  at  whose  suit  such  person  or  persons  was 
or  were  committed,  and  when  and  where  and  by  whom 
discharged,  and  whether  such  person  hath  been  kept 
in  actual  custody  or  not,  said  security  to  be  approved 
of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  and  entered  into  in 
one  week  from  this  day,  or  this  order  for  continuing 
the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

SiJStirof      [2^-]  Nathaniel    Stakes,   praying    to    be    continued  m.  78. 

^e^t^'-  collector  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  for  division  No.  3. : 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  named 
Nathaniel  Stakes  be  continued  collector  for  the  pipe 
water  revenue  for  division  No.  3.  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas 
assembly  1783,  on  his  giving  such  security  in  one  week 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  said  office  and  paying  to 
the  city  treasurer  all  such  sums  as  he  shall  receive, 
said  security  to  be  approved  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and 
Sheriffs,  and  if  said  security  be  not  entered  into  within 
the  time  aforesaid,  that  this  appointment  be  null  and 
void. 

kdox,  mace  [30.]  Thomas  Knox,  mace  bearer,  praying  compensa- 
tion for  supplying  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  with 
candles,  candlesticks,  and  other  necessaries  for  one  year 
ending  last  assembly:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 

Payment  the  city  treasurcr  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 
the  petitioner  £6,  sterling. 

purwii.  [31.]  John  Pursell,  clerk  of  commons,  praying  usual 

oleflc  of 

commons,    allowauce:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1782.  263 

Bon  xrftt  A.  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  i782. 
petitioner  twenty  guineas. 

[32.]  Francis  Eager,  praying  aid :  whereupon  it  was  E«gw. 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  twenty  guineas.  ortnt. 

[33.]  Lucy  Oulton,  widow  of  Walley  Oulton,  praying  oaiton. 
usual  allowance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  \varrant,  pay  owat. 
the  petitioner  ten  guineas. 

[34.]  Medicis     Oakes,    praying    usual     allowance:  oaket. 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  urant. 
guineas. 

[36.]  John  M*Elroy,  to  be  continued  serjeant  at  mace :  M'Eiroy, 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  named  John  mace. 
M'Elroy  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one  of  the  Serjeants 
at  mace  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  Michaelmas  assembly  1783,  he  giving  such 
security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of 
said  office  and  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace,  as  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said  security  to 
be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date  or  this 
order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[36.]  Thomas  Massey,  to  be  continued  serjeant  at  msaej. 
mace :  like,  like  order. 
111.78*.  [37.]  Francis  Gibbons,  praying  usual  allowance  foroibbons. 

preventing  frauds  at  the  market  house :  whereupon  it  Market 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  guineas  for  ft^yment. 
one  year's  salary  ending  this  assembly. 

[38.]  Henry  Browne,  porter  of  the  Tholsel,  praying  Browne, 
usual  allowance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  theport«r. 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment, 
the  petitioner  £4. 

[39.]  John  Waller,  one  of  the  city  beadles,  praying  wauer. 
usual  allowance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the    ^ 


264  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,   1782. 

1782.  '       city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  bou  nm.*. 

the  petitioner  £3. 
Mathews.        [40.]  Robert    Mathews,    praying    usual    allowance: 

whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on 
Payment    the    Lord   Mayor's  warrant,    pay   the   petitioner  five 

guineas. 

[41.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
oSSI*       Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  16th  October, 

1782. 
Report  *  Your   Committee  since  their  last   report   to   your 

NewwtiL    honours,  continued  the  building  of  the  new  wall  and 

have  nearly  finished   the   IBO  feet,  which  have  been 

carrying  on  the  last  summer, 
piiei  *  We  also  continued  the   repairs    of    the    piles  and 

oabbirdB.    gabbards  and  the  other  works  belonging  to  the  office. 

*  We  beg  your  honours  will  make  an  order  to  affix 
City  seal,  the  city  seal  to  a  receipt  for  the  last  parliamentary 
Grant       grant  for  carrying  on  the  Ballast  Office  walls. 

*  We  think  proper  to  inform  your  honours,  that  on 
the  2nd  instaiit  they  came  to  the  following  resolution. 

"  Resolved,  that  it  appears  to  this  committee,  that  the 
^gJJ;  supervisors  have  neglected  to  forward  the  orders  of  the 
Neuieot  committee,  in  consequence  of  which  it  is  their  opinion 
siupension.  that  they  ought  to  be  suspended,  but  in  consideration 
of  their  promise  that  they  will  be  more  attentive  for 
the  future,  your  committee  from  motives  of  humanity 
Postponed,  have  been  induced  to  postpone  their  suspension  for  the 

present." 
Cash,  *  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  m.  77. 

we  have,  examined   and    find   there   is   a   balance  of 
£5,977  lis.  0|d.,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £5,691  ISs.  lOd.,  overpaid  on  the  accoiint 
Baknce.      of  the  public  moucy,  the   balance   in    the    hands  of 
Hart.         alderman  Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,,  is  £285  16s. 
2|d. — All  which  is  humbly  submitted  to  your  honours. 
*  Signed  by  twelve  of  the  committee.' 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1782.  266 

boUxxula.  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  17th  itm, 
day  of  July,  1782,  inclusive,  to  the  16th  day  of  October,  onoe 
1782,  exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

£     s.  d 

To  balance  of  last  qimrtei^s  abstract 

... 

...    «648   4    0^ 

To  cash  received  since 

... 

...    1346  18    1 

£7.806    a    \\ 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

k    %.  d. 

By  cash  paid  for  raiainff  ballast    ... 

... 

...     *iS8  19   0 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

... 

...     128  18   9^ 

By  cash  paid  salaries  .. 

... 

...     145    0   0 

...     582  16   Si 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  dlsbnrBements 

... 

...     798  16   4 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

... 

8  19    5 

By  cash  paid  interest 

... 

...       14   2    3 

By  balance 

... 

.-  5077  11  04 
£7396    2    \\ 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

«    B.    d. 
To  cash  received  at  the  treasury,  being  the  balance  of  the  par- 

liamentary grant  of  session  1779      .    ... 

... 

...       910    0    9 

To  balance  over  expended 

... 

...      6691 15  10 

£6,601  15  10 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

£     s.  d. 

By  cash  over  expended  per  last  quarter's  abstract 

... 

...    6210    2   6^ 

By  cash  expended  this  quarter 

... 

...  39113  34 
SAm  15  10 

m^rih.  18th  October,  1782. — Granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
commons  do  name  two  of  the  commons  to  be  of  the 
committee  in  the  room  of  alderman  Exshaw  and  Mr.  committee. 
Sheriff  Eeed*. 

[The  two  of  the   commons:]  Mr.  Worthington,  Mr.  commons. 
Richard  Manders. 

IJ^  1782.  October  18. — Admissions  to  franchise.  Pianchise. 

^'^  1782.  October  18. — Declaration  and  signatures.         Declaration. 


266  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1782. 

1782.  1782.  November  12.— Post  Assembly.  2?77^^' 

City  seal.  [1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  have  the  city  seal 
Emta^o  affixed  to  petition  to  the  lord  lieutenant  for  an  embargo 
on  com.  ^Q  prevent  the  exportation  of  com:  whereupon  it  was 
granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  above  petition. 
Petition  prepared  and  presented  accordingly. 
Thjaksi©  [2.]  "Resolved  unanimously,  that  the  thanks  of  this 
^^^'  assembly  be  presented  to  the  right  honourable  the  Lord 
DUigenoe.  Mayor  for  his  indefatigable  diligence  and  exertions 
soordtyof-  upou  the  present  alarming  appearance  of  a  scarcity 

of  com  in  this  city  and  kingdom." 
Agreed  to.       The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani- 
mously agree  in  the  above  resolution  and  that  the  same 
v^vSn.       ^  three  times  published  in  Faulkner's  and  Saunders's 
papers. 

1782.  November  19. — Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  take  into  consideration 

IfSom^^^**  the  expediency  of  entering  into  a  subscription  to  import 

J^o*      com  and  respecting  the  price  of  coals;  whereupon  it 

was  ordered,  that  aldermen  Sankey,  Dunn,  Hamilton, 

Darragh,  and  Sutton  with  ten  of  the  commons,  to  be 

named  by  the  commons,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a 

▲ddree  to  committee  to  prepare   an   address   of   thanks   to   his 

lieutenant,  ^xcellcncy  the  lord  lieutenant  for  his  great  attention 

to  the  inhabitants  of  this  city  and  kingdom  respecting 

the  price  of  com,  and  when  prepared,  that  the  same 

be  presented  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  and  that 

the   said  committee  do   at  the  same  time  with   the 

gj^^er.    assistance  of  Mr.  Recorder  prepare  such  a  petition  as 

coaitode.  ^  t^em  may  seem  proper  respecting  the  ooal  trade,  to 

be  also  presented  in  like  manner. 
commoM.       [The  ten  of  the  commons :  ]  Messieurs  Sankey,  D'Olier, 
Crane,    Lane,  John   Binns,  Henry   Howison,    Joseph 
Pemberton,  Humphry,  George  Digby,  Verschoyle. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1782-1783.  267 

B3UxiaLi.     1782.  November  21.— Poet  Assembly.  i» 

[1.]  The  said  address  prepared,  put  under  the  city  ^^J*i^ 

seal,  and  presented  to  his  excellency  the  lord  lieutenant  ci^  ««a. 

by  the  corporation. 
*  Nathaniel  Warren. — ^Henry  Hart. — James  Horan. — 

Henry  Bevan. — Thomas   Greene. — John  Rose. — James 

Hamilton. — James  SheiL' 


m.»L 


1783.— January  17.— Fourth  Friday  after  the  26th  xtbs. 
of  December,  1782. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  enquiring  how  the  revenues  of  SiJnuofc 
the  city  may  be  increased  and  its  expenses  lessened  have 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  IBth  of  January,  1783. 

*  We,  the   committee  appointed  to  consider  in  what  Beport. 
manner  the  city's  revenues  may  be  increased  and  its  BeTeauw. 
expenses  lessened,  having  met  at  different  times  and  Expenm. 
proceeded    partly    in    the    business    upon    which    we 
assembled,  but  in  order  finally  to  be  able  to  make  a 
report  to  your  honours  the  ensuing  assembly,  it  appears 
to  us  necessary,  that  the  same  should  be  adjourned  for  men^?™' 
a  fortnight,  before  which  time  we  hope  to  be  able  to 
form  some  plan  for  the  purpose  of  equalizing  the  city's  p»an. 
expenses  to  its  revenues.' 

It  W8k8  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act    of    assembly,  and  that 
aldermen  Darragh  and  Dunn  be  added  to  the  committee,  committee, 
and  that  the  commons  do  name  four  of  the  commons  commoM. 
to  be  of  the  same  committee  also,  and  that  this  assembly 
be  adjourned  to  Friday   the  31st  day   of  January  Adjoum- 
instant. 

[The  four  of  the  commons:]  Mr.  George  Digby,  Mr. 
Guinness,  Mr.  John  Darley,  Mr.  Benjamin  Smith. 

[2.]  Auditors  of  the  city  accounts  for  the  last  year.     Aj^***"®' 

Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  masters  of  the  works,  aldermen  accounts. 
Darragh,  Lightbume,  Dunn,  Hamilton,  Swettenham, 


268  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 

1782.         Horan,  Rose,  Sutton,  Exshaw,  messieurs   Ball,   Leet,  bou  xnii.A. 
city    "^  Creighton,    John    Wilson,    Ginn,    Grumley,    Ewing, 
'^^^       Pemberton,    Ambrose    Binns,    Tandy,    R.    Mulhem, 

Marmaduke    Clarke,   Howison,   Townsend,    Haddock, 

Ward,  Bloxham,  Crane. 

[3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  thenuw*. 
citypipe     committee  for  better  supplying  the  city  of  Dublin  with 

pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  13th 

January,  1783. 
Report.  *^^Q  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  carefully 

attended  to  the  business  to  us  committed  since  our  last 

report.       On  the  21st  of  October  last  we  received  a 
seint  ,      memorial    from  the   governors    of   Saint  Catherine's 

C&tliorino's 

pjjj^        parish,  requesting  a  supply  of  water  for  the  use  of 
Water        their  parish  school  without  any  expense,  which  was 
granted.    On  the  18th  of  November  we  were  attended 
Deaae.       ^7  Josoph  Doano,  osquire,  requesting  liberty  at  his  own 
expense  to  put  in  a  bore  of  two  inches  to  supply  his 
Torrenore.  demesne  at  Terrenure  with  water  through  the  wall  that 
hath  been  lately  erected  to  prevent  the  water  from 
going  to  waste  therein,  and  Mr.  Deane  having  then 
Water        promised  in  writing,  that  upon  getting  such  supply  of 
water,  he  would  enter  into  any  contract  that  might  be 
thought   necessary,  we   referred   the   matter   for   the 
Recorder,    direction  of  Mr.  Recorder,  Mr.  Deane  having  agreed  to 
abide  by  his  opinion,  and  in  the  meanwhile  ordered 
that  Mr.  Deane  should  have  liberty  to  place  a  two- 
Bore,         inch  bore  through  the  said  wall  under  the  inspection 
of  Mr.  Mylne. 

*0n  the  2Bth    of    November,  it  being  represented 

coaiquflj    to  US,  the  great  delay  in  carrying  on  the  wall  at  the 

Pemberton.  coal  qixay.  We  then  ordered  that  Mr.  Pemberton  do 

complete  the  said  wall  by  that  day  week,  otherwise 

we  would  get  the  same  finished  by  other  hands. 

'  On  the  2nd  of  December,  complaint  having  been 


DXTBUN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1783.  269 

BoiizziiLA.  made  to  us  that  part  of  the  wall  of  the  water  course  itss. 

""     '       in  Dolphin's  Bam  had  been  broken  down,  we  then  Doipiin'i 
ordered  that  a  reward  of  £10,  be  offered  for  appro- j^^^ 
bending  and  prosecuting  to  conviction  any  person  or 
persons  guilty  of  breaking  or  that  should  hereafter 
break  down  said  wall  or  any  part  thereof. 

*  On  the  23rd  of  December,  Mr.  Guinness  and  Mr.  OnioneM. 
Bainsford  attended  and  agreed  to  a  reference  to  settle  BMosfoxd. 
the  matter  in  contest  Between  them  and  the  city,  and 
then  named  Arthur  Wolfe,  esquire,  as  their  referee,  ^J^' 
and   your   committee   newned   William  Whittingham,  JJ^**^*- 
esqiure,  on  behalf  of  the  city ;  and  in  case  it  might  be 
necessary  for  a  lawyer   to   attend    said    referees,  we 
directed  that  Dudley  Hussey^  esquire,  be  employed  on  hqh^. 
your  honours'  behalf,  and  that  a  submission  be  forth-  submiMion 
with  prepared   and   the   reference  completed  without 
delay. 

*0n  the  30th  December,  we  ordered  that  Dalway 
Clements,  the  present  bason  keeper,  be  dismissed  from  g^«nte, 
said  employment,  it  appearing  to  us  that  from  the^jEiIied 
various  complaints  of  his  frequent  irregularities,  he 
is  an  unfit  person  to  fill  such  an  employment,  and 
we  have  placed  Samuel  Jones  in  his  room  until  the  jonea, 

-  .  appointed. 

ensmng  assembly. 

'  We  have  considered  the  petition  of  James  Fleming  neming. 
referred  to  us  and  are  of  opinion  upon  hearing  the 
report  of  a  sub-committee  to  whom  we  referred  the 
matter,  that  a  wall  be  built  at  the  city's  expense  some  wau. 
time  in  the  ensuing  season  in  order  to  enclose  Mr. 
Fleming's  ground  near  the  back  course  of  the  bason.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  Onier. 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  enquiring  how  the  revenues  of  the  city  2fJ"»"«« 
may  be  increased  and  its  expenses  lessened  have  made  §i^^,^' 
the  amexed  report  of  the  Slst  of  January,  1783.         ^^^ 


270  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783. 

178S.  *We,  the  committee  appointed  to  consider  how  thej^^^'"^ 

City  '       revenues  of  the  city  of  Dublin  may  be  increased  and 

reTenneB. 

its  expenses  lessened,  having  met  several  days  and 
seriously  considered  the  same,  have  resolved  on  the 

sutement  following  Statement  of  the  city's  revenue  and  expen- 
diture to  commence  on  the  29th  day  of  September  next. 
It  appears  to  your  conmiittee,  that  the  amount  of  the 

BeTenue.  revenue  of  the  city  of  Dublin  with  every  increase  and 
addition  for  the  present  year  comes  to  £14,165  IGs.  IJd., 

Expend!,  and  that  the  necessary  expenditure  of  the  city  for  the 
said  year  amounts  to  £16,611  15s.  5d.,  so  that  the 

Excess.  annual  expenditure  exceeds  the  revenue  by  the  sum 
of  £2,465  19s.  3|d.,  as  nearly  as  your  committee  can 
ascertain  it. 

g«p<»di.  EXPENDITUEE. 

No.  1.  Eent  and  Taxes. 

£      s.   d. 
BwtMid    Kent  and  taxes  payable  by  the  city  for  one 

^  year  ...  ...  ...  £618  17    0 

No.  2.  Salaries. 
Salaries  for  one  year. 
^•^*^     Lord  Mayor's  salary  ...£1160    0    0 

„         „  „      petition       600    0    0 

By  petitioner's  state  coach  60    0    0 


Deduct  commons  ball 

Recorder's  salary 

On  petition  not  exceeding 

City  chaplain,  reverend  Dixie  Blundell 
Town  Clerks,  Benjamin  ' 
Lambert 

Carried  forward,    £2,119    6    0 


£1700    0    0 
113  16    0  1686 

6 

0 
0 

0 

0 

300    0    0 
160    0    0    460 

m-Mft. 
0 

3  Blundell   ...      80 
lor  and  John 
3 

0 
0 

DXTBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783. 


271 


BoHzsiU.^ 


£ 

Brought  forward,    £2,119 
Mace  bearer  and  officer  of  commons  on 
account   of  his   trouble  not  reduced, 
Thomas  Knox     ...  ...  ...     100 

Curate  of  Taghdowe,  reverend  R.  Cane  ...      25 
Curate  of  Baldoyle,  reverend  T.  Stewart        10 
City  surgeon,  George  Doyle      ...  ...      34 

High  Constable,  Henry  Robinson  ...     30 

Clerk  of  the  commons,  Edward  Scriven  ...      16 
Assistant  Clerk,  John  Purcell   £20    0    0 

Do.  by  petition         17    1    3      37    1    3 


d.  *788. 
City 
Q  reTenvee. 

SabriM. 


0 
0 
0 
2 
0 
0 


0 
0 
0 

6 
0 
0 


Law  agent,  Edward  Scriven     ...            ...  40    0  0 

City  clerks                ...            ...              ...  4  10  0 

Bridewell  keeper,  Joseph  Mecum            ...  10    0  0 

Turnkey  of  Bridewell                ...            ...  4    0  0 

Tholsel  porter             ...            ...            ...  11    0  0 

Five  ticket  men  at  the  market  house  ...  46  10  0 
Lord  Mayor  to  pay  gardener  at  Mansion 

House                  ...            ...            ...  10    0  0 

Sexton  of  Christ  Church          ...            ...  2    0  0 

Two  green-keepers,  £16  3s.  each            ...  30    6  0 

Keeper  of  the  King's  Bench  court  ...  10  0 
Clerk  of  the  privy  council.  Lord  Viscount 

Sackville              ...            ...            ...  4    0  0 

Drum  major,  Robert  Meakins                 ...  6    0  0 

Coats  for  the  city  beadles  and  Tholsel  porter  8    0  0 

City  beadle,  Waller    ...            ...            ...  10    0  0 

City  beadle  and  crier,  Henry  Boswell    ...  10    0  0 

Sword  bearer,  Nathaniel  Trumble          ...  100    0  0 


£2,666  14    9 


272 


OITBUN  ASSEUBLT  BOLL,   1783. 


nn. 

B<dl  xxUL 

Cltjr 

nreimu. 

No.  3.  Annuities. 

m.8>. 

£ 

8.  d. 

AnmiitiM 

Catherine  Murray 

.      60 

0      0 

Margaret  Tew 

60 

0    0 

Sarah  Booker 

60 

0    0 

Elizabeth  Lucas 

60 

0    0 

Mrs.  Fetherstone 

60 

0    0 

Rebecca  Forbes 

26 

0    0 

Letitia  French 

20 

0    0 

. 

Saint  Nicholas's  parish 

6 

0    0 

Governors  of  the  Blue  Coat  Hospital 

..    260 

0    0 

Grace  Swan 

30 

0    0 

£680    0    0 


No.  4.  Gifts  and  Alms. 

G^iad    Charity  granted  at  Christmas  assembly  to 
several  poor  persons 
Concordatums  to  the  Board  of  Aldermen, 
Recorder,  and  Sheriffs 


£      8.  d. 
269    0    0 


scavengen.  Scavengers 


No.  6.  Scavengers. 


No.  6.  Casual  Expenses. 


..     116 

0 

0 

£386 

0 

0 

£ 
£2,000 

s. 
0 

d. 
0 

CasoAl 


English  newspapers 

Votes  of  the  House  of  Commons 

Coals  for  the  Tholsel  and  Market  House 

Law  suits 

Striking  the  middle  price  of  wheat 

Fees  on  receipt  of  £800  at  treasury 


£   8.  d. 

6  16  6 

1  14  li 

20    0  0 

200    0  0 

22  IB  0 

26    3  4 


Carried  forward,    £277    8  llj 


30 

0 

0 

11 

7 

6 

11 

7 

6 

VJXBtTK  ASSEMBLT  ROLL.   1783.  273 

■on  xiaj^  £    8.   d.  i™»- 

Brought  forward,     277    8  11^  revemw. 

Town  Clerks  drawing  orders  on  charity  ei^Ls. 

m.986.  petitions  ...  ...  ...       37  17    6 

Advertizing  in  Faulkner's  Journal  and 
the  Dublin  Gazette  only,  and  printing 
of  every  kind     ...  ...  ...     122    0    0 

For  small  necessaries  and  trifling  repairs 
at  the  Mansion  House  to  be  accounted 
for  by  the  Lord  Mayor     . . . 

Lucy  Oulton  on  petition 

Medicis  Oakes  on  petition 

The  Town  Clerks  further  trouble  in 
attending  the  several  committees  (the 
pipe  water  excepted)  and  drawing  the 
reports  to  the  several  assemblies    ...       60    0    0 

The  same  for  the  necessary  business  done 
for  the  city,  including  all  disburse- 
ments, corporation  seals,  etc.,  about 

Stationery  for  the  Lord  Mayor 

Stationery  for  the  Town  Clerks  office 
with  the  statutes  and  books  for  the 
corporation 

Stationery  for  the  market  house 


No.  7.  Tradesmen's  Bills. 

Tradesmen's  bills  for  one  year,  for 
keeping  in  repair  the  Tholsel,  Market 
house,  Mayoralty  house,  and  all  other 
places  belonging  to  the  city  and  also 
for  providing  furniture  for  the 
Mayoralty  house  ...  ...    £600    0    0 

VOL.  xm.  T 


100 

0 

0 

12 

0 

0 

5 

10 

0 

0 

3 

0 

0 

£676 

1 

^ 

£ 

8. 

d. 

TndM- 
men-,  bills 

274 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1783. 


1788. 
City 


£       8. 

d. 

BoU  nlii.! 
m.Ut. 

..  1653    4 

0 

..  2899  11 

8 

£4.452  15 

8 

No.  8.  Interest. 

revenne. 

Interest     Interest  on  city  bonds 

Interest  on  tontine  bonds 


No.  9.  Poundage, 

£      8.   d. 
Poand««e.   Poundage  on  receipts  only  at  £6  per  cent. 

on  £14,166  16s.  lid £707  16    0 

ramneand     Eeveuue  of  the  city  of  Dublin  for  one  year  com-m-w. 
ezpenseii.     jj^^jjcing    the    29th    September,  1783,  also   the   sums 
allowed  to  be  annually  expended. 

REVENUE. 

£      8.   d. 
BereuDe.     Amouut  of  the  city's  rental  £7389  10    8| 

Deductions 


Expenses. 


j-/\?viu.vi/xv^jj.o                                 ...                   A I  vr    JLVf 

\J           9±±U           \f 

oi 

Increase  revenue 

~.  1286  16 

4i 

Slips 

...     100    0 

0 

Tolls                           

...  4000    0 

0 

Treasurer's  fines 

...      50    0 

0 

Pipe  water 

...  1600    0 

0 

Grand  Canal 

...     100    0 

0 

£14,166  16 

li 

EXPENSES. 

No. 

£      B. 

d. 

1.  Rents  and  taxes  payable  by  the  ci 

ty      618  17 

0 

2.  Salaries 

...  2666  14 

9 

3.  Annuities 

...     580    0 

0 

4.  Gifts  and  alms 

...    385    0 

0 

6.  Scavengers 

...  2000    0 

0 

6.  Casual  expenses                .... 

...     676    1 

6J 

7.  Tradesmen's  bills 

...     600    0 

0 

Carried  forward, 

£7,524  13 

2i 

£    s. 
1,     7524  13 
...  4462  16 

ly, 

...     707  15 

d.    17W.    • 
21  City   • 

8     Exp^nflM. 

0 

£12,686    3 

lOJ 

DT7BLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  275 

SoUzziu.A. 
n.  91. 

No.  Brought  forward, 

8.  Interest  on  money 

9.  Treasurer's  poundage  on  receipts  only, 

£14,165  168.  l}d.  at  £b  per  cent 

*  That  the  city's  expenses  shall  not  in  future  exceed  EziMnM* 
its  revenue,  yomr  committee  have  resolved  on  the  fore-  exceed 

reTenne. 

going  retrenchments,  by  which  the  annual  expenditure 
of  the  city  is  reduced  to  a  sum  of  £12,686  3s.  lO^d. 

'  They  recommend  that  the  city  advertizementfi  in  Adrerttoe. 

menti, 

future  be  confined  to  one  newspaper,  namely  Faulkner's 
Journal,  save  only,  such  as  are  directed  by  law  to  be 
inserted  in  the  Dublin  Gazette,  and  that  the  amount 
of  the  sums  allowed  for  stationery  be  furnished  to  the  stationery, 
printer    who  is  to  supply  the  same,  in  order  that  it  • 
may  not  be  exceeded. 

'That  the  annuity  of  £260,  per  annum,  granted  by  Annuity  to 

Bine  Coot 

the  city  of  Dublin  to  the  governors  of  the  Blue  Coat  Hospital. 
Hospital  by  act  of  Easter  assembly,  1713,  be  reassumed 
by  the  corporation  of  Dublin  and  cease  to  be  paid  to 
the  said  governors  in  five  years  from  next  Michaelmas 
or  at  such  earlier  period  as  this  corporation  may  deem 
expedient. 
m.9i».  *That   in   future   the  treasurer's   poundage   be  on  Tweanrer't 

poundiupe 

the  receipts  of  the  city  revenue  only  and  not  upon  the  on  city 
disbursements,  and  that  no  poundage  be  allowed  to 
be  charged  on  money  borrowed   or   to   be   borrowed. 
That  a  copy  of  this  report  be  furnished  to  the  city  Beport. 
treasurer  for  his  government,  and  that  the  Town  Clerks  Town 
do  not  draw  any  warrant  but  conformable  hereto,  and  warrants, 
if  he  does,  the  same  shall  be  at  his  own  loss. 

*And   your   committee   recommend   that   upon   the 
removal  or  demise  of  the  present  city  chaplain  that  ^ilpuin. 
the  salary  annexed  to  that  department  be  reduced  to 


276  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1783. 

1788.         £50,  yearly,  and  that  upon  the  removal  or  demise  of  ^^^i^^ 
JJjjj^        Thomas  Knox,   the  present  mace  bearer  and   officer 
a»>wj-       of  commons,  the  salary  of  that  employment  be  reduced 
to  £80. 

*  And  your  committee  further  recommend,  upon  con- 
sidering the  present  situation  of  the  funds  of  the 
corporation,  that  the  next  presentation  to  the  living  of 

MwS'""    Eathdrum  in  the  county  of  Wicklow  be  forthwith  sold 

***'•         and    that   this    committee   be   empowered    to    receive 

proposals  for  the  same  and  dispose  of  it  to  the  highest 

bidder,  the  value  when  received  to  be  paid  into  the 

hands  of  the  city  treasurer. 

Chief  *  It  appears  to  your  committee,  that  the  present  chief 

pouiMbiire.   magistrate  may  suffer  by  a  diminution  of  poundage  (on 

account  of  its  being  changed  from  the  disbursements 

to  the  receipts).,  we  therefore  are  of  opinion,  that  he 

AUowanoe.  be  allowed  a  sum  adequate  to  such  loss  when  proved 

to  the  assembly. 

*  And  we  do  recommend,  that  nothing  in  this  report 
PipewBiAT  contained  is  to  extend  to  the  pipe  water  department, 
ment.        except  as  to  the  sum  of  £1,B00,  annually  handed  from 

that  fund  be  liable  to  poundage  as  usual.' 

Ofaer.  And  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said 

report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly :  it  was 
thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and 

fitST^  made  an  act  of  assembly,  the  regulations  therein  men- 
tioned to  take  place  from  the  29th  day  of  September  next. 
[5.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

cityieaBos  committee  appointed  for  inspecting  city  leases  near 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th 
day  of  January,  1783. 

Report  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  18th  of 

Deceml^er  last  and  took  into  consideration  the  petition 

Leet.  of  Ambrose  Leet  referred  to  us  by  your  honours  and 
then  appointed  a  sub-committee  to  ascertain  and  report 

i>«nand.     to  US  the  nature  and  amount  of  Mr.  Leet's  demand 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 


277 


Roll  3lxiii.A. 

m.  91  b. 


m.0O. 


Upon  your  honours,  who  accordingly  on  the  7th  of^-^ 


January  instant  reported  to  us  as  follows. 


s.   d. 


Fftvlng     X. 


12  10    0 


Mayoraltj 
■tabic 


bles. 


26  13    3 


Hnteriala. 


*  First,  that  it  appeared  to  them  that 
Mr.  Leet  had  paid  for  paving  tax,  which 
became  due  upon  the  ground  he  took  from 
the  city  previous  to  the  commencement  of 
his  lease  thereof 

*  And  that  Mr.  Leet's  losses  on  account  of 
his  not  getting  possession  of  the  Mayoralty 
stables,  coach  house,  etc.,  for  six  months 
after  his  rent  commenced  for  the  same 
amounts  to 

*  And  further  that  Mr.  Leet  claimed  an 
allowance  for  the  loss  of  the  materials  of  the 
old  buildings,  which  he  did  not  receive  in 

time  to  make  use  of  in  the  new  building  ...     14    0    0 

*  Amounting  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of    £53    3    3 

*  As    by   the   said    sub-committee's    report    hereto  Beport 
annexed  may  appear,  which  said  report.,  your  com- 
mittee have  considered  and  agreed  to  and  do  recommend 

that  Mr.  Leet  be  paid  the  amount  thereof.  Payment. 

'  We    met    on    the    14th    of    December    last,    and 
having  then  received  a  letter  from  counsellor  Preston  Preaton, 

^  Thomas 

concerning  a  lot  of  ground  in  Thomas  street,  formerly  8*>«et. 
Howard's  holding,  in  the    surveying    of    which  Mr. 
Preston    complained,     that    the    city    surveyor    had  surreyor. 
encroached   considerably   on   a    diflFerent  [ground]   in  Buoroach. 
which  he  had  a.  long  term  yet  to  come,  upon  which  we 
appointed  some  gentlemen  of  their  body  attended  by 
the  city  surveyor  and  law  agent  to  view  the  premises 
and  make  themselves  acquainted  with  the  nature  of 
the  complaint,  in  order  that  we  might  the  better  know 
how, to  act  thereupon,  and  your  surveyor  under  our 
directions  having  since  made  a  new  map  of  the  premises  Map. 
distinguishing  the  separate  holdings  and  in  order  to 


278  DTTBLIN  ASSKMBLT  SOLL,    1783. 

^ute.      gu^i'd  against  any  dispute  between  the  city  and  Mr.  2l?^i^^^'*' 
Preston,  we  applied  to  know  if  he  would  propose  for 

!*»»•  the  ground  out  of  lease,  to  which  he  assented,  and  has 
since  furnished  the  Lord  Mayor  with  the  annexed 
report  in  writing,  videlicet. 

^JJiS.'  "  To  give  a  guinea  a  foot  for  the  ground  now  out 

of  lease,  to  commence  at  the  same  time  of  the  other 
city  ground  for  the  remainder  of  99  years  after  the 
expiration  of  66  years  at  a  guinea  a  foot,  also  com- 
mencing after  said  66  years  expires.'* 

*  We  are  of  opinion,  that  it  will  be  for  the  satisfaction 
^SSr^  ^^^  advantage  of  the    city    if    they    can  treat  with 

Mr.  Preston,  so  as  to  set  him  the  ground  in  the 
manner  proposed,  for  as  by  such  means  your  honours' 

Lease.  estate  will  upon  the  expiration  of  such  a  lease  now 
to  be  made  altogether  come  into  the  city's  possessicm 
without  any  colour  of  claim  by  any  personj  but  we 
have  received  a  further  proposal  of  30s.  a  foot  for  the 
same  ground  by  a  very  responsible  tenant. 

Worthing.       *  We  took  into  consideration  the  petition  of  William 

ten,  Iitlaiid 

bridge.       Worthington  for  a  lease  of  a  piece  of  ground  peurt  of 

your  honours'  estate  at  Island  Bridge  with  liberty  to„^.9o*. 

Mill  erect  a  mill  thereon  and  having  appointed  a  sub- 
committee attended  by  your  surveyor  and  pipe  water 
engineer,  who  caused  the  same  to  be  surveyed,  and  on 
whose  report  on  the  nature  and  circumstances  of  your 
estate  there,  we  are  of  opinion  it  would  turn  out  more 

Sotting       to  your  advantage  to  set  the  whole  premises  at  Island 

premjsei. 

Bridge  together  than  in  separate  holdings. 

*  We  examined  an  account  furnished  them  by  the 
Mathews,    executors  of  Mr.  Thomas  Mathews,  your  late  surveyor, 
account,      amounting  to  £46,  sterling,  for  surveys  and  maps  dcme 
Payment.    ^^  j^j^^  j^^  ^j^^  ^^  ^l  ^j^^  corporatiou  and  do  recom- 
mend that  said  sum  be  paid.' 

Order.  ^^^  ^^^  ^^id  commous,  praying  to  confirm  the  said 

report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly,  except 


DTTBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  279 

2!«)ftf*^  as  to  that  part,  relative  to  ground  in  Thomas  street,  ^^^^ 
and  that  part  to  be   recommitted  to   the   committee  ■*'^- 
appointed  for  inspecting  city  leasee  near  expiring,  who 
are  hereby   empowered    to    set  the  same   in    the  best  ^^v- 
manner  they  can  to  such  person  or  persons  as  they 
shall  think  fit. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  setting  the  cleansing  of  the  •tm^!'''^ 
streets  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  of 
January,  1783. 

*We,  the  committee  appointed  for  the  setting  thefi«port 
cleansing  of  the  streets,  beams  and  scales,  inform  your 
honours,  that  your  committee  met  on  the  3rd  day  of 
September    last    and    on    several    subsequent    days 
pursuant  to  public  advertizement  for  the  purpose  of 
setting  the  cleansing   of   the    streets    and  upon  such       **' 
meetings,  your  committee  having  apprehended  a  com-  ^n^^n- 
bination  among  the  several  contractors,  by  their  all 
persisting  in  demanding  most  exorbitant  and  unusual  j^^^^ 
prices  for  doing  the  same,  set  the  following  lots  at 
the  annual  sums  to  each  man's  name  annexed,  videlicet. 

1782.  X   B.  d. 

28th  October.  Lot  No.    1,  South  Side,   Denis  Nowlan  ...      76    0    OSoathiid*. 


22nd  October. 

i> 

,.    2, 

»» 

II 

WiUiam  Smith ... 

120    0 

0 

22nd  October. 

>» 

>,    3. 

II 

II 

William  Smith... 

113  15 

0 

SStii  October. 

>» 

.,    4. 

»> 

11 

Joseph  Madden 

160    0 

0 

a2nd  October. 

»» 

>»    5, 

II 

II 

Valentine  Smith 

75    0 

0 

22nd  October. 

»» 

..    6, 

II 

II 

John  Goold 

100    0 

0 

>> 

..    7, 

II 

II 

Nicholas  Douagh 

46    0 

0 

2Snd  October. 

>> 

„    8. 

II 

II 

Thomas  Chaytor 

115    0 

0 

22nd  October. 

If 

..    », 

II 

II 

Thomas  Chaytor 

85    0 

0 

22nd  October. 

» 

,.  10. 

il 

II 

Patrick  Darcy  ... 

66  17 

6 

)> 

.,12, 

II 

II 

Bryan  McAntee 

60    0 

0 

22nd  October. 

99 

„  18, 

II 

II 

Nicholas  Donagh 

100    0 

0 

» 

..  14, 

If 

II 

Simon  Hamilton 

113  16 

0 

99 

..  15. 

If 

l> 

Nicholas  Donagh 

46    0 

0 

22nd  October. 

»» 

..  16, 

II 

II 

John  GonoUy    ... 

135    0 

0 

22nd  October. 

f» 

,.  17, 

II 

»l 

James  Donogh ... 

180    0 

0 

280 


BTTBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 


17(S. 
North  ilde. 


1782. 

£ 

s. 

d.  BoH  x3ciii.A 

Lot  No. 

1. 

North  Side, 

Michael  Mahon... 

60 

0 

^m.». 

•> 

ti 

2, 

JohnMcCabe   ... 

90 

0 

0 

)> 

*f 

3. 

JohnMcCabe    ... 

100 

0 

0 

>f 

ft 

4. 

William  Hanrey 

120 

0 

0 

»» 

»» 

6. 

William  Harvey 

90 

0 

0 

„ 

tt 

6. 

William  Harrey 

00 

0 

0 

>i 

>i 

7, 

Nicholas  Donagh 

60 

0 

0 

22nd  October. 

It 

t» 

8. 

John  Connolly  ... 

135 

0 

0 

22nd  October. 

1) 

1) 

9. 

James  Walsh    ... 

110 

0 

0 

i» 

1* 

10, 

John  Keatinfi^   .. 

80 

0 

0 

1, 

If 

11, 

John  Keating    ... 

80 

0 

0 

22nd  October. 

»» 

»f 

12. 

John  Conolly      ^ 

1S5 

0 

0 

22nd  October. 

11 

»» 

13. 

James  Walsh    ... 

75 

0 

0 

£2,776 

7 

6 

ToUl 
Hum, 


Contrac- 
tors. 


Cleanrinff 
streets 
two  days 
weekly. 


SalaHes. 


FineH. 


Connolly. 


*  Ainountiiig  in  all  (exclusive  of  No.  11.  south  side, 
which  your  committee  did  not  set)  to  £2,776  7s.  6d. 

*That  at  the  time  of  setting  said  lots  they  agreed 
with  each  contractor,  that  the  same  should  be  cleansed 
for  one  year  commencing  the  29th  of  September  last 
at  the  prices  aforesaid,  and  that  every  street,  lane, 
alley,  market,  and  court  in  the  list  produced  should 
be  cleansed  two  days  in  each  week  to  be  appointed  by 
the  Lord  Mayor.  The  different  takers  to  enter  into  and 
sign  the  usual  contracts  for  the  due  execution  of  their 
respective  offices  upon  the  foregoing  terms,  upon  which 
they  are  to  be  paid  their  salaries  by  quarterly 
payments,  one  quarter  before  the  other  shall  fall 
due,  and  in  regard  that  some  of  the  aforesaid  con- 
tractors did  not  agree  to  take  their  respective  lots  until 
some  days  after  the  29th  of  September  last,  they  there- 
fore agreed  that  such  persons  should  not  be  charged  m. » *. 
with  any  fines  imposed  for  not  cleansing  such  lots 
from  the  said  29th  of  September  to  the  respective  days 
of  tlieir  taking  the  same,  as  herein  before  marked  in 
the  margin  opposite  to  each  name. 

'  That  John  Connolly,  one  of  4he  contractors,  hath 


DtJBLIN   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1783.  281 

BoflnoiiA.  declined  cleansing  No.  16,  south  side,  8  and  12  north'  itss. 

side,  and  John  Keating  hath  declined  cleansing  No.  10.  Keating, 
and  11.  north  side,  and  your  committee  hath  agreed  to 
set  No.  16.  south  side  (for  which  John  Connolly  was  to 
receive  £135,)  to  Benjamin  Simpson  at  £113  16s.  for  simptoB. 
the  remainder  of  the  said  year  commencing  the  9th 
of  December  last  and  ending   last  Michaelmas,  and 
there  remains  now  unset  No.  11  south  side,  8.  10.  11. 
and  12.  north  side.     We  have  caused  8  new  carts  to  c»rt«. 
be  made  up,  and  purchased  18  horses,  and  are  often  howm. 
obliged    to    hire    several    others,    all   of    which    are 
constantly  employed  in  cleansing  the  before  mentioned 
6  lots  unset  and  taking  dirt  from  such  of  the  several 
lots  as  may  require  to  be  run  upon. 

'  That  on  the  23rd  of  October  last  we  met  pursuant 
to  public  advertizement,  and  proceeded  to  set  by  publio  p^wic  auit. 
cant  to  the  highest  and  fairest  bidder  for  one  year 
from  the  1st  day  of  November  last  the  several  beams  ^21!"*** 
and  scales  belonging  to  the  city  of  Dublin  (except  those 
on  the  granary)  and  several  persons  having  appeared 
and  bid  on  the  said  cant,  and  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon  Mahon. 
having  bid  the  sum  of  £300,  and  no  other  person  having 
bid  so  much,  we  thereupon  declared  him  the  highest 
bidder  and  the  taker  thereof,  and  Mr.  Mahon  thereupon 
paid  down  the- said  sum  of  £300,  pursuant  to  the  terms  Ptymcjit. 
of  the  advertizement,  and  we  have  agreeable  to  such 
setting  caused  the  proper  power  to  be  prepared  and 
put  under  the  city  seal  appointing  the  said  Timothy 
Mahon  weigh-master  during  the  term  aforesaid,  and  ^^^^"; 
hath  also  caused  him  to  take  the  necessary  oath  upon  ™*»*«'- 
such  appointment.' 

It  was  thereupon   granted,  the    committee's    report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  reimburse  the  late  £*JJ^^« 
Lord   Mayor   his    expenses   in    providing  horses  and  ^^y^^- 
servants  for  the  state  coach :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  ^^, 


282  DXTBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 

1W8  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  bou  ioula. 

Pftyment.    pay  alderman  John  Darragh,  late  Lord  Mayor,  the 

sum  of  £50,  foi'  the    purpose    above   mentioned,  the 

same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 
FrancWse.       FQ 1  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Lord 

Lord  ^     -"  ' 

pftSSraid.  Henry  Fitzgerald,  brother  to  his  grace  the  Duke  of 
Leinster:  whereupon  it  was  granted  gratis,  pursuant 
to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  with 

the  Sheriffs  and  Commons,  that  the  freedom  granted  to 

citjrsMi.     Lord  Henry  Fitzgerald  be  put  under  the  city  seal  and 

presented  to  him  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs. 

a«Jjjl^Hy      [9.]  Alderman  Benjamin  Geale,  setting  forth  that  he  u.8b. 

is  in  advance  for  the  corporation  of  the  city  of  Dublin 

upwards  of  £7,000,  and  praying  to  raise  by  bond  a 

Demancu.    sum  of  mouoy  Sufficient  to  pay  the  demands  upon  him 

for  the  city's  accounts :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 

Lo^         the  sum  of  £4,000,  be  forthwith  raised  for  the  above 

City  bouda.  purposes  by  eight  city  bonds  of  £500„  each. 

Jolly.  [10-]  Henry  Jolly,  for  a  renewal  of  a  piece  of  ground 

S?^t"      ^^'  ^'  ^^  ^^^  ^®^*  ^^^  ^^  Grafton  street  in  his  own 

Lweein      name  by  adding  the  lives  of  John  Barber  and  his 

****■         royal  highness  George,  Prince  of  Wales,  in  the  room 

of  Jacob  Jolly  and  Ann  Jolly,  deceased:  whereupon 

it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

crofton,         [11.]  Philip  Crofton,  to  have  his  son  Hugh  Crofton 

kee^.       appointed  joint  store-keeper  with  him  to  the  pipe  water 

woST***'  works:  whereupon   it    was   ordered,  that    the    above 

named   Hugh  Crofton    be    and    is   hereby  appointed 

assistant  store-  and  book-keeper  to  the  above  named 

Philip  Crofton. 

City  [12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  that  the  city 

^^JJ^n   treasurer  do  collect  the  city  rents,  one  half  year  before 

ofnnta.     ^  ^^^^  bocomes  due:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 

the  contents  of  the  foregoing  petition  be  granted  and 

that  a  warrant  be  prepared  to  be  approved  of  by  Mr. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1783.  283 

BoUxxm.A.  Reoorder  and   put   under   the  city  seal,  empowering  iw*- 

Henry  Eobinson,  high  constable,  to  distrain  all  such  hi^h"'**"' 

ooustabla. 

of  the  city  tenants  as  shall  be  found  in  arrear  in  future.  Distraint. 

[13.]  The  overseers  of  the  new  gaol,  to  have  the  city  Newg»oL 
seal  affixed  to  a  receipt  for  £J,000,  granted  by  parlia-  ^SiiSi?. 
ment    for   completing    said    gaol:   whereupon  it  was 
ordered,  that  a  receipt  be  prepared  in  such  manner  as 
Mr.  Eecorder  shall  advise  and  pub  under  the  city  seal, 
and    that  the  said  sum  of  £1,000,  above  mentioned, 
be  paid  over  to  the  overseers  of  the  new  gaol  to  be 
applied  as  the  act  directs.     And  it  is  further  ordered, 
that  the  said  overseers  give  the  said  Lord  Mayor  and 
Sheriffs  a  receipt  for  the  said  sum  of  £1,000,  to  boBeoeipt. 
accountable  for  the  same  to  parliament,  the  said  receipt 
to  be  lodged  in  the  Town  Clerks'  office. 

[14.]  Edward    Scriven,    to   empower    committee    to  soriTen. 
settle  his  parliamentary  accounts  and  to  be  paid  some  Pwiiamen 
part    thereof   in    the  meantime :    whereupon    it    was  Mconnts. 
ordered,  that  the  contents  of  the  foregoing  petition  be 
referred    to    the    committee  for  conducting  the  city's 
business  in  parliament,  who  are  hereby  empowered  to 
inquire  into  the  same  and  report  their  opinion  thereon 
to  the  next  assembly,  and  in  the  meantime  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Paymwit. 
the  above  named  Edward  Scriven  the  sum  of  £200, 
sterling,  on  account,  the  same    to    be    allowed    the 
treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

[16.]  Walter  Nugent,  praying  to  be  appointed  one  of  Nugrent, 
the  supervisors  of  the"  Ballast  Office  in  the  room  of  b^J*^ 
Mr.  John  Tew,  deceased:  whereupon  it  was  granted, 
a.  88  6.  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition  and  that  the 
within  named  Walter  Nugent  be  and  is  hereby 
appointed  one  of  the  supervisors  and  gauger  of  the 
Ballast  Office  in  the  place  and  stead  of  John  Tew,  J^ 
deceased,  during  the  city's  pleasure,  at  the  usual 
salary. 


284  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  EOLL,    1783. 

*'»•  [16.1  Henry  Roe  and  George  Roe,  to  be  continued  bou  ndiiA- 

of  N«wrau  gaolers  of  Newgate :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  within  named  Henry  Roe  be  continued  gaoler  of 
Newgate  for  one  year  ending  Christmas  assembly 
1784,  and  that  George  his  son  be  appointed  assistant 
gaoler  to  the  said  Henry  Roe  during  the  city's  pleasure 
not  exceeding  one  year,  provided  the  said  Henry  Roe 
lives  so  long,  and  provided  also  that  the  said  George 
8«euiitj.  jjoe  do  constantly  reside  in  the  gaol  during  the  time 
aforesaid,  upon  their  giving  such  security  for  indemni- 
fying the  said  city  from  all  escapes  and  for  the  faithful 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  that  office,  as  the  Lord  Mayor 
and  Sheriffs  shall  approve,  said  security  to  be  entered 
into  in  ten  days  from  the  date  hereof  or  this  order  for 
continuing  the  petitioners  to  be  void,  and  in  such  case 
the  Lord  Mayor  be  requested  to  convene  a  post  assembly 
to  api)oint  a  proper  person  to  be  g8k>ler  of  Newgate  in 
the  room  of  the  said  Henry  Roe. 
ummce.  [17  ]  Richard  Laurence,  prajring  to  be  appointed 
^^'P**'*  bason-keeper:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to 
the  prayer  of  the  petition,  and  that  the  above  named 
Richard  Laurence  be  appointed  bason-keeper  for  one 
year  ending  Christmas  assembly  1784,  at  such  salary 
as  the  pipe  water  committee  shall  think  proper  and 
under  their  control, 
ml^'  [18.]  Thomas  Knox,  praying  to  be  continued  at  his 

'^~"''-  augmwited  salary:  whereupon  it  was  granted, 
according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition  for  one  year 
ending  next  Christmas  assembly  1784. 
2jJSSt»t  [19-]  Bobert  Hargrave,  praying  to  be  continued  one 
of  the  Serjeants  at  mace:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  above  named  Robert  Hargrave  be  and  is 
hereby  continued  one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  for  the 
said  city  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  next  Christmas  assembly  1784„  he  giving 
such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  286 

S^ss"^*''"  ^^  ^^^^  ^^^®  ^^^  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace,   as  i7s«^ 
the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said  ™»««- 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one"  month  from  this 
date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be 
void. 

[20.1  The  reTx>rt  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the  Baiiaat 

"  Office. 

Ballast  Office    to    the  general  assembly  the    IBth    of 
January,  1783. 

*  Your    committee,    since    their  last  report  to  your  Report, 
honours,  finished  the  150  feet  of  the  new  wall,  which  Newwaii. 
was  last  begun  to  be  built,  and  they  have  provided 
about  BOO  mountain  stone  blocks  to  proceed  further  in  f,^*g 
carrying  on  this  work  next  spring,  and  will  procure 

as  many  more  as  can  be  obtained  during  the  winter. 

*  Your  committee  also  continued-  the  repairs  of  the 

m.  87.        piles  and  gabbards,  and  having  at  present  only  thirteea  Piie«. 

gabbards,  which  number  is  not  sufficient  to  supply  the  Qftbi»rd.s. 
shipping    with    ballast,  they  have  ordered  two  new  Baiuwt. 
gabbards  to  be  built. 

*  Mr.  John  Tew,  late  senior  supervisor  of  this  office,  Tew. 
died  since  our  last  report,  and  your  committee  have 
allowed    Mr.    Chamberlaine   Walker,    the    surviving  waiker, 
supervisor,  to  inhabit  such  part  of  the  house  as  will  BJ^dlnw'* 
not  be  wanting  for  the  use  of  the  office,  finding  it  has 

been  customary  for  several  years  past  to  grant  this 
privilege  in  like  manner  to  the  senior  supervisor. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  coah 
we    have    examined    and  find  there  is  a  balance  of 
£6,163  lis.  3d.  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £6,058  5s.  8d.  overpaid  on  the  account  of 

the  public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Balance. 
Henry  Hart,  Ballast    Master,  is  £105    5s.    7d.     All  Hart.* 
wliich  is  humbly  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  seven  of  the  committee.' 
17th  January,  1783.— Granted,  the  committee's  report  otder. 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly — allowed. 


286  DCBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 

i7»a.  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  16th5<^ll™^A 

offlo*         day  of  October,  1782,  inclusive,  to  the  16th  day  of 
January,  1783,  exclusive. 


Balliut  Offlot^  Dr. 


To  balaaoc  of  last  quarter't  abstnot 
To  cash  roooiTod  finco 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  caitli  iMkld  for  raising  ballast 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  the  pflee  ^ 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  gabbards  ^ 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  disborsements 

By  cash  paid  for  aoconnt  of  the  lighthouse 

By  cash  paid  int^est 

By  balance 


£   a 

d. 

-.    6OT711 

Oh 

...     058  15 

4 

£0^   6 

4* 

it     8w 

d. 

...      100 17 

0 

...       94  13 

0 

...      145    0 

0 

.-      118    6 

0 

...       48  U 

H 

...      110    7  11 

..       05    0 

0 

...    6108  11 

s 

£0.080    6 

H 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 
To 


£    s.   d. 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

£     s.  d. 
By  cash  over  expended  per  last  quarter^  abstract        ...  ...    5091 15  10 

By  cash  expended  since  on  the  pier  ...  ...  ...     980   9  10 


£6,068    5    8 


Frauohise.       1783.  January  17. — ^Admissions  to  franchise.  '•  *- 

S^*^         1783.  January  17. — Declaration  and  signatures.       as. 

1783.  March  6.— Post  Assembly.  ^k. 

Address.         [1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  address  his  excellency 

ueJteuant.  ^^^'  ^^^d  lieutenant  that  he  may  continue  in  the  govem- 

m«nt?'      ^^^t  of  this  kingdom :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 

aldermen  sir  Thomas  Blackall,  Hamilton,  Greene,  and 

Sutton,  with  four  of  the  commons,  to  be  named  by  the 

Sheriffs  and  Commons,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a 

committes.  Committee  to  prepare  an  address  to  his  excellency  the 

lord  lieutenant  for  the  purpose  above  mantioned  and 


DTTBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  287 

^uxxiii.A.  when  prepared  that  the  same  be  engrossed,  put  under  itbs. 

the  city  seal,  and  presented  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Presented. 
Sheriffs  attended  by  the  corporation  at  large. 

[The  four  of  the  commons:]  Mr.  Bride,  Mr,  John  commons. 
Binns,  Mr.  Dick,  Mr.  Tandy. 

The  address  prepared,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  city  seal, 
presented  accordingly,  which  is  as  follows. 

Address. 

*  To   his   excellency  George  Nugent  Grenville,  earl  g«i  ^^ 
Temple,  lord  lieutenant  general  and  general  governor  {f^tenLt. 
of  Ireland. 

*  The  humble  address  of  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  Addreen. 
commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin  in  common 
council  assembled. 

*  May  it  please  your  excellency. 

*  We,  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and  citizens  corpora- 
of  the  city  of  Dublin  in  common  council  assembled,  nSbUn. 
unanimously  think  it  our  indispensable  duty  at  this  Duty, 
time  to  approach  your  excellency  with  our   sincere 
acknowledgments  for  your  prudent  and  indefatigable 
regard  to  the  honour  and  welfare  of  this  country.       Regard. 

*  Your  excellency's  early  attention  to  the  removal  of 

all  doubts  relative  to  the  independency  of  the  legislation  J^J«p®JJ-^,j 
and  jurisdiction  of  the  parliament  of  Ireland,  the  pj'jjjjg^j* 
general  and  oeconomical  reform  introduced  into  several 
departments  of  the  state  and  the  many  great  and 
apparent  advantages  we  enjoy  and  are  likely  to 
experience  from  your  excellency's  wise,  firm,  and 
virtuous  administration  must  at  all  times  excite  and  ^dmmisti*. 

tiou. 

demand  the  highest  expressions  of  gratitude  and  make 
us  earnestly  solicitous   for  the   continuance  of  your 
government  over  a  people  affectionate  to  your  person  ^^^' 
and  truly  sensible  of  your  honourable  intentions. 

'  It  has  been  justly  observed,  that  all  nations  have  Nations. 


288 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783. 


178S. 


Policy. 


Baiiuom. 


Omt 

Britain. 

Ireland. 


Freedom. 


Critical 
time. 


Public 
duty, 

AddT«M. 


Freemen. 


City  seal. 


Answer. 


experienced  a   period   of   exaltation,   as   well    as   of2?'J^^*"*^ 
depression. 

'From  an  ill  judging  policy  this  kingdom  felt  the*  «•*• 
latter,  from  the  well  timed    and    liberal    sentiments 
which  prevail,  it  is  likely  to  obtain  the  former. 

*  We  assure  your  excellency,  that  the  citizens  expect 
the  consummation  of  this  great  business  from  a  noble- 
man of  independent  fortune  and  principles,  equaUy 
the  friend  of  Great  Britain  and  Ireland,  and  sensible 
their  interests  are  the  same,  and  they  most  firmly  rely 
on  your  goodness,  that  nothing  in  your  power  will  be 
wanting  to  secure  to  this  nation,  the  complete  and 
perpetual  enjoyment  of  constitutional  and  commercial 
freedom. 

*  In  that  persuasion,  we  cannot  but  represent  to 
your  excellency,  that  as  the  time  is  critical  and 
important,  no  circumstance  whatsoever  should  induce 
a  change,  which  might  prejudice,  but  cannot  benefit 
this  country,  and  your  excellency  must  be  convinced 
there  are  situations  in  which  the  yielding  even  to  the 
finer  feelings  of  the  mind  (however  amiable  in  private 
life)  must  be  considered  as  political  error  and  a 
desertion  of  public  duty. 

*  Your  excellency  will  please  to  receive  this  address, 
not  as  the  ordinaiy  and  common  compliment  paid  to 
persons  in  your  high  station,  but  as  the  language  of 
freemen  sensibly  alarmed,  who  highly  approve  of  your 
conduct  and  revere  your  virtues,  and  who  will  not 
behold  with  indifference  the  moment  which  shall 
terminate  your  excellency's  administration. 

*  In  testimony  whereof,  we  have  caused  the  common 
seal  of  the  said  city  to  be  hereunto  aflixed  this  7th  of 
March,  1783.' 

His  Excellency's  Answee. 
"  I  am  too  sensible  to  this  address  of  affectionate 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  289 

m.*»"'*'*'**  regard  to  answer  it  in  the  common  expressions  of  good  itss. 
will;  my  heart  is  indeed  too  full.       I  truly  feel  an 
honest  pride  in  receiving  such  a  testimony  of  the  sense,  Pride, 
which  the  city  of  Dublin  entertain    of    my    zeal    to  DabUn. 
promote  that  first  object  of  my  wishes,  the  constitutional  tto^J? ai'd 
and  commercial  freedom  of    Ireland.       To    such    an  SSSSm*".^^ 
object,  I  would  gladly  sacrifice  every  private  feeling,  ™^  ' 
and  as  long  as  I  can  flatter  myself,  that  my  exertions 
are  acceptable  to  his  majesty  or  may  be  serviceable  to 
this  kingdom,  I  will  hope  that  no  circumstances  will 
prevent  me  from  continuing  to  you  that  proof  of  my 
interest    in    your  prosperity,  which    an    unremitting  Prc^peritj. 
attention  to  the  great  lines  of  an  honest  government 
can  so  truly  give;   but  in  every  situation,  I  never  can 
forget  how  much  I    owe    to    your  affection,  and  my 
constant  prayer,  my  constant  object,  will  be  that  the 
honour,  pride,    and    happiness    of    Ireland    may    be  ^^3^"^;,^ 
perpetual,  and  that  it  may  be  founded  on  the  surest  JffJ^yj„*5 
basis  of  a  liberal  and  constitutional  connexion  with 
your  sister  kingdom." 

m.  85.  *  Nathaniel    Warren.  —  Henry     Hart.  —  Thomas 

Emerson. — ^William  Dunn. — Killner  Swettenham. — 
George  Wrightson. — Joseph  Lynam. — James  Horan. — 
John  Rose. — William  Alexander.' 

m- 102.  1783.  May  2.— Second  Friday  after  Easter.i 

[1.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  Election  of 
have  this  day  elected  alderman  Thomas  Greene  to  ^^^^ 
serve  in  the  place  or  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said 
■  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas 
next,  and  do  hereby  return  the  said  alderman  Thomas 
Greene  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  said 
city  for  your  approbation. 

"  Nathaniel  Warren,  Lord  Mayor.*' 

1  Easter  day,  20  April,  1783. 
TOL.  ZUL  17 


290  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 

17W.  "We,  the  Sheriffs    and    Commons    of    the   city  of  ^H«iiu. 

Dublin  in  common  council  assembled,  have  this  day  by 
gjj«.  ballot  approved  of  alderman  Thomas  Greene  to  serve 
'^'y**'-       in  the  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the 

ensuing  year  commencing  Michaelmas  next. 

"  John  Carleton,  Samuel  Reed,  Sheriffs." 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  by  ballot 
tor  ai£^  nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city, 
resident  within  the  said  city  or  the  liberties  thereto 
adjoining,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal 
estate  in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000,  sterling,  over 
and  above  all  their  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  Benjamin 
Smith  of  Bride  street  merchant,  Patrick  Ewing  of 
James's  street  merchant,  Ambrose  Leet  of  the 
Merchants'  quay  merchant  tailor,  Mark  Bloxham  of 
Meath  street  chandler,  Alexander  Kirkpatrick  junior 
of  the  Merchants*  quay  merchant,  Robert  Powell  of 
Thomas  street  apothecary,  Hugh  Trevor  of  Cork  bridge 
brewer,  Joseph  Hone  junior  of  Summer  street  weaver, 
as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the 
said  city,  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with  the ».  iw*. 
additions  of  the  said  eight  persons  to  you  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  aldermen  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your 
electing  two  of  the  said  persons  to  be  Sheriffs  of  the 
said  city  for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from 
Michaelmas  next. 

"  John  Carleton,  Samuel  Reed,  Sheriffs." 

"We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of 

the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot 

Alexander  Kirkpatrick  junior  of  the  Merchants'  quay 

Uiith^      merchant,    and    Benjamin    Smith    of     Bride    street. 

Sheriffs.      DMrchant^  out  of  the  eight  persons  returned  to  us  by 

the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in 


Eleotion. 
Kirk. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783  291 

2J^4^^  the  office  of  Sheriffs  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  i783. 
year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next. 

"Nathaniel  Warren,  Lord  Mayor." 

[3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  appoint  a  committee 
to  prepare  a  police  bill :   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  PoUce  wiis. 
that  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  treasurer,  masters  of 
the  city  works,  aldermen  Dunn,  Hamilton,  Wrightson,  Aidemen. 
Darragh,  Greene,  Horan,  and  Sutton,  and  fourteen  of 
the  commons  to  be  named  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons, 
(or  any  nine  of  them)  and  in  ihe  absence  of  the  Lord 
Mayor  the  senior  alderman  present  to  preside,  be  and  committee 
are  hereby  appointed  a  committee  for  the  purpose  in 
the  within  petition  mentioned  to  prepare  a  bill  or  bills 
in  the  said  petition  mentioned  set  forth  and  report  the 
same  to  the  annexed  assembly. 

[The  fourteen  of  the  commons :  ]  Messieurs  Moncrieffe,  comraons. 
Leet,  Richard  Manders,  Worthington,  M*Gregor,  Ball, 
Myler,  Fleming,  Isaac  Manders,  M'Loughlin,   Shene, 
Finn,  M'Cann,  Magee. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  of 
Dublin    with   pipe    water    have    made    the    annexed  J^^?*^ 
report  of  the  1st  day  of  May,  1783. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  carefully  Beport 
attended  to  the  business  to  us  committed  since  our  last 
report.  On  the  10th  of  February,  it  having  been 
represented  to  us  that  Mr.  Philip  Crofton,  your  late  ^|jj^ 
store-keeper,  was  dead,  we  thereupon  requested  of  the 
Lord  Mayor  to  name  some  person  to  act  in  his  room 
until  the  ensuing  assembly  and  his  Lordship 
accordingly  nominated  Mr.  Hugh  Crofton,  who  hath  Hugh 

m.  101.  since  acted  in  that  department,  but  we  now  refer  to 
your  honours  to  appoint  a  store-keeper  in  the  room  of 
the  said  Philip  Crofton,  deceased. 

*  On  the  24th  of  February,  we  directed  that  the  city 
surveyor  should  trace  such  maps  or  surveys  as  Mr.  ^apa. 


292  DUBLnr  assemblt  soix,  1783. 

tTtt.  Scriven  might  direct,  in  ord^  to  be  laid  before  the  iioUzziii.i 

SeriTCB.  m    Wl 

referees  in  the  case  between  the  corporation  and  Mr. 


Guinness,  and  we  inform  you  that,  that  dispute  is 
now  in  a  way  of  being  speedily  adjusted.  Mr.  Guinness 

Steion.      having    signed    the   submission    and    every  material 

BecerMs.     ready  to  go  before  the  referees. 

*  We  further  report  that  at  Midsummer  assembh' 
1781,  your  honours  were  pleased  to  grant  a  sum  of 

coaiqii.,  £266,  for  repairing  the  Coal  quay  wall  under  the 
inspection    of    your    committee,    who    were    thereby 

cantnetM.  empowered  to  enter  into  contracts  with  any  persons 
they  might  think  proper  for  doing  the  said  works 
pursuant  to  an  estimate  thereof  made  by  the  city 
surveyor  at  an  expense  not  exceeding  that  sum  and 
under  such  powers  we  contracted  with  Mr.  William 

Pemberum.  Pembertou  to  do  the  said  works  and  agreed  that  Mr. 

Baton.  Benjamin  Eaton  should  be  employed  in  such  carpenter's 
work  as  might  be  necessary  to  be  done  therein,  that  the 
said  work  hath  been  since  effectually  carried  into 
execution,  the  expense  whereof  (for  the  reasons  assigned 
in   fhe   sub-committee's   report   hereto  annexed)  hath 

SSoded.  exceeded  the  sum  so  heretofore  granted  for  the  purpose 
by  £69  6s.  lid.,  for  which  last  mentioned  sum  we  do 
recommend  and  pray  to  allow  them  to  draw  upon  the 
city    treasurer,    in    order    finally    to    discharge    the 

BftiAQce.  remaining  balance  due  to  the  artificers  employed  in 
said  work  and  that  the  entire  expense  for  doing  the 
same  be  charged  out  of  the  annual  sum  of  £1,600, 
payable  from  the  pipe  water  fund  to  the  general  revenue 
of  the  corporation. 

*  On  the  31st  March  we  received  a  petition  from  the 
Weaver**     master  of  the  corporation  of  weavers,  praying  that 

their  hall  might  be  exempt  from  payment  of  the 
pipe  water  tax,  to  which  we  agreed.  We  are  of 
opinion  it  may  be  necessary  and  do  recommend,  that 
one  of  the  supervisors  be  appointed  from  time  to  time 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1783.  293 

sou  sniLA.  hereafter  to  examine  into  the  different  returns  made  itss. 

by  the  collectors  and  to  report  to  the  committee  thesStiSM."' 
several  insolvencies  thereon    upon    oath    if    required. 
That  having  received   repeated   complaints   from  the 
different  inhabitants  of  the  improper  conduct  of  Mr. 
Peter  Seguin  in  his  department  of  one  of  the  inspectors  se^uin. 
of  the  works,  we  have  resolved  to  suspend  him  during 
pleasure,  and  have  directed  Mr.  Nathaniel  Walker  to  w»iker. 
perform  the  duties  of  that  employment  until  further 
orders* 

*  On    the    28th    of  April,  having  called  upon  Mr. 
Mylne,  your  engineer,  for    a    general    character    of  Myine. 
Mr.  Hugh  Crofton,  we  have  been  informed  by  hirn,  crofton 
that  he  is  a  very  diligent  and  attentive  young  man 

and  a  fit  person  as  an  assistant  in  the  employment  of 
store-keeper.' 

It  was  thereupon  grantedj^   the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
within  named  Hugh  Crofton  be  appointed  assistant  ^J^iS'^^^ 
book-  and  store-keeper  to  his  mother  Frances  Crofton 
during  her  continuance  in  that  office. 
m-ioifr.  [5.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills  2S^!biii^. 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  13th  January, 
1783. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  13th  day  of  Keport 
January    instant   your    committee    met    and   having 
carefully   examined    the    following    bills,    that  is  to  biiik. 
say:— 

*  Samuel  Heed,  plumber's  work 

*  William  M*Cready,  upholder 

*  Stephen  Gordon,  ironmonger 

*  Benjamin  Eaton,  carpenter 
'Isaac  Poole,  tin-man 
'  John  Bussell,  lighting  globes,  etc.    . 


£      8. 

d. 

22    0 

7 

73    9 

6 

53    4 

9 

54    5 

10 

4  19 

6 

89  14 

0 

294  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    HOLL,    1783. 

1788. 


nMn't  billa 


£         8. 

..     22    4 

A    BoUsxiU.A. 
°-  m.  lOl  h. 

4 

..     36    3 

9 

..     60    9 

6 

..     10    6 

H 

£426  18 

4i 

*  Executors  of  James  Elliot,  slater 

*  Gilbert  Elliot,  slater 
'James  Potts,  printer 

'T.  T.  Faulkner,  printer      ... 


Sum.  *  Amounting  in  all  to  the  sum  of  £425  18s.  4Jd., 

which  we  are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  be  forth- 
with paid  to  the  several  persons  in  the  proportions 
above  mentioned.' 

Order.  It  WHS  theroupou   granted,   the  committee's  report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 

Payment,  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor  s  warrant,  pay 
the  several  persons  in  the  within  report  mentioned,  the 
several  sums  reported  to  be  due  to  them,  except  the 

Faulkner     sum  of  £10  6s.  4id.,  to  Thomas  Todd  Faulkner  for 

excepted. 

printing. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
cityieasea.  Committee  appointed    for    inspecting   city  leases  near 

expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  30tli 

April,  1783. 
Report.  *  We    inform    your    honours,  that    on    the  14th    of 

February  last,  we  took  into  consideration  the  petition  ni,  loo. 
Biackau.     of     sir    Thomas    Blackall    and    Alexander    Sparrow 

Sparrow.  *^ 

Deiaya.  referred  to  us,  complaining  of  the  many  delays  and 
obstructions  given  to  them  on  account  of  your  late 
surveyor's  illness  and  death,  whereby  the  petitioners 
were  prevented  for  a  considerable  time  of  clearing  the 

Arundel  grouud  they  had  taken  in  Arundel  court  or  making 
any  sort  of  use  thereof,  and  having  satisfied  your 
committee  of  the  truth  of  such  allegations,  we  are  of 
opinion  and    do    recommend    that    the    time   for    the 

Keata.  Commencement  of  their  respective  rents  for  their 
holdings  in  Arundel  court  be  enlarged  to  the  29th  day 
of  September,  1784. 


DtJBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  ^95 

^iw^**"      *  "^^  petition  of  John  Eccles,  esquire,  praying  a  i783. 
renewal    of    a   lease   for   lives   renewable   for   ever,  Leaae. 
formerly  made  to  Isaac  Ambrose,  esquire,  of  a  piece  AmbroM. 
of  ground  on  the  Wood  quay  and  not  being  able  to  wood  quay, 
ascertain  the  respective  times  of  the  death  of  the  three 
lives  in  the  original  lease  or  whether  they  were  all 
dead  or  not,  and  upon  reading  the  report  of  Mr.  Scriven  seriveu. 
your  law  agent,  to  whom  we  referred  the  said  petition, 
we  called   upon   Mr.  Eccles    to   know  what  terms  lie  Jj^^^'^' 
purposed  to  offer  upon  obtaining  such  renewal,  upon 
which  he  proposed,   in  order  to  save  the  trouble  of 
going  into  calculations  on  the  death  of  lives,  to  pay 
the  corporation  the  amount  of  eight  fines,  which  at  noes. 
£6  10s.  (being  the  fine  reserved  on  the  fall  of  each 
life)  amounts  to  the  sum  of  £62,  and  we  are  of  opinion 
that  the  said  proposal  is  a  most  candid  one  on  the  part 
of  Mr.  Eccles  and  considering  the  ruinous  situation 
of  the  premises,  that  it  would  be  to  your  honours' 
advantage  to  grant  him  the  renewal  upon  such  terms  JJ5Jt3| 
for  the  three  lives  in  his  petition  named  and  which  we 
recommend  may  be  done. 

*  On  the  19th  of  March,  we  took  into  consideration 

the    proposal    of    Arthur     Dawson,    esquire,    hereto  Dawwn. 
annexed  for  a  new  lease  of  the  stalls  in  the  fish  market,  JjJ}JJi}f 
and  recommend  that  leases  be  forthwith  prepared  and  «"*»™"'^«*- 
perfected  to  Mr.  Dawson  agreeable  to  the  terms  of  his 
proposal,  that  is  for  the  term  of  99  years  at  the  yearly 
rent  of  £60,  and  containing  the  similar  covenants  of  Rent, 
the  last  lease  from  the  city  and  such  others  as  the 
Recorder  shall  advise,  the  said  rent  to  commence  the 
26th  March,  1788. 

*  On  the  28th  March,  we  took  into  consideration  the 
proposal  of  alderman  James  Horan  referred  to  us  for  g^jjjj- 
a  lease  of  the  city  concerns  at  Island  Bridge  including  ^^Jj" 
the  mills  and  fishery  and  no  other  proposal  having  been 

lu.  100*.     made  for  the  whole  concerns,  we  recommend  that  the 


296 


BtTBLiK   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1783. 


1783. 
Public  cant- 


Willkms. 

Thonmti 
vtreet. 
Pest 
houaen. 


Kent 
reduced. 


Uiunilton. 


ThODlOM 

street. 


Lease. 


Rout. 


Reootdor. 


Prestou. 


same  be  advertized  to  be  set  by  public  cant  or  that  ^^(J^l*'** 
this  committee  may  be  empowered  to  advertize  for  and 
receive  written  proposals  for  the  same  and  to  conclude 
a  bargain  thereunder. 

'  On  the  7th  of  April  we  received  a  complaint  from 
Mr.  Charles  Williams,  your  honours'  tenant  to  lot 
No.  4.  part  of  the  pest  houses  in  Thomas  street,  setting 
forth  that  there  now  appears  to  be  a  deficiency  of 
ground  in  that  marked  out  to  him  on  the  map  at  the 
time  of  setting  and  since  annexed  to  his  lease  and 
having  caused  your  surveyor  to  trace  the  true  dimen- 
sions of  said  lot  who  reported  such  deficiency  therein, 
we  recommend  that  Mr.  William's  rent  for  the  said 
lot  of  ground  be  reduced  from  £17  12s.,  yearly 
(reserved  under  his  lease)  to  £15  10s.  yearly,  said  last 
mentioned  yearly  rent  to  commence  on  the  same  day 
as  by  his  lease  the  higher  rent  was  to  commence. 

'  Your  committee,  in  pursuance  of  the  powers  given 
them  by  your  order  on  their  last  report,  have  agreed 
to  set  to  alderman  James  Hamilton  that  part  of  your 
honours'  estate  now  out  of  lease  in  Thomas  street,  late 
the  representatives  of  Howard's  holding,  at  the  rate  of 
£1  10s.  a  foot  yearly,  to  commence  the  29th  September, 
1784,  as  likewise  to  grant  him  a  lease  of  the  adjoining 
ground  being  the  city's  estate  to  commence  upon  the 
expiration  of  the  present  lease  thereof  in  being  at  the 
like  rent  of  £1  lOs.  a  foot,  and  have  directed  your 
surveyor  to  make  out  proper  maps  of  said  respective 
lots  of  ground  to  be  annexed  to  a  lease  thereof,  which 
we  recommend  may  be  forthwith  prepared  and  perfected 
to  the  said  James  Hamilton  upon  the  terms  aforesaid, 
containing  such  covenants  as  the  Recorder  shall  direct, 
but  beg  leave  to  remark  that  before  they  concluded 
the  above  treatment  with  alderman  Hamilton,  they 
called  upon  counsellor  Preston  who  declined  to  advance 
from  what  he  had  before  proposed  for  said  ground 


DUBLiK   ASSfcMBLT   ROLL,    1783.  297 

2!iooft^*^'  beii^  ^^^  guinea  a  foot,  and  in  case  any  dispute  should  itss. 
arise,  alderman  Hamilton  has  engaged  to  save  the  city 
harmless  from  any  action,  suit  at  law,  or  contest  what- 
soever touching  the  said  concerns. 

*  The  petition  of  John  Hatch  and  Michael  Dally,  ^^/ 
esquires,  and  the  law  agent's    report    thereon    hereto 
annexed  and  having  considered  the  said  petition  and 
report,  we  are  of  opinion  that  the  said  report  be  con- 
firmed and  that  renewals  be  forthwith  prepared  to  ReuewMb. 

m.  99.         them  upon  the  terms  in  the  said  report  mentioned.    The 

petition  of  Alexander  Sparrow    proposing   to   take   a  spAnow. 
lease  of  part  of  the  old  tower  adjoining  his  concerns 
at  Arundel  court  agreeable  to  the  map  thereof  made  ^'JJJ?** 
by  Mr.  Byron  and  having  proposed  to  pay  for  the 
same  an  annual  rent  of  £2,  we  are  of  opinion  that  s^nt. 
leases  be  forthwith  perfected  to  him  at  the  rent  afore-  LeaKen. 
said,  containing  such  covenants  as  the  Recorder  shall 
direct,  the  said  rent  to  commence  the  29th  September 
next,  and  in  case  any  dispute  should  arise,  Mr.  Sparrow 
has  engaged  to  save  the  city  harmless  from  any  action, 
suit  at  law,    or  contest   whatever    touching   the  said 
concerns. 

*We  have  examined    the   account    of   Mr.  Samuel 
Byron,  city  surveyor,  for  surveys  done  for  the  city  of  SlSJejo?*^ 
Dublin  and  attendances  upon  committees  amounting 
to  £41  3s.  lOd.,  also  an  account  furnished  them  by  the  aooouuu. 
representatives    of   Mr.    Thomas    Mathews,  your  late  Mathew-. 
surveyor,  for  business  done  amounting  to  £96  2s.  4d., 
and  it  appearing  to  us  that  no  part  of  said  sums  hath 
been  before  charged  to  or  paid  by  your  honours,  we 
therefore  recommend  that  the  amounts  be  now  paid.'    Pigment. 

It  was  thereupon    granted,  the    committee's    report  Order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the  New 

I.      ,  ,         /  .  .  building  in 

surveyor  and  masters  of  the  works  do  examine  into  omtun 
the  new  buildings  in  Grafton  street,  Suffolk  street,  and  ^^^^ 
Exchequer  street  and  acquaint  the  conmiittee  if  any  ft^t?"**^ 


298  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,     17®. 

1781  and  what  tenants  have  or  have  not  complied  with  the  boUxx 

Tmanu.     gey^.j-^l  clauses  in  tlieir  respective  leases  and  that  the  "' 


committee  do  report  to  the  next  general  assembly,  and 

that  the  premises  in  the  within  report  mentioned  be 
Public  cuii.  fortliwith  advertized  to  be  set  by  public  cant  and  not 

otherwise. 
[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

committee  appointed  for  inspecting  the  management  of 
Toll!  aud     tolls  and  customs  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the 

ovstoms.  ^ 

1st  May,  1783. 

ji^P^^  *  We,  the  committee  appointed  upon  the  petition  of 

MAhon.       Mr.  Timothy  Mahon,  have  met  several  times  for  the 

purpose  of  investigating  the  same,  we  directed  the  city 

K^idar     ^8^*^*^    ^^    l^y    *    cas®    before  Mr.  Recorder  and  Mr. 

vmttiiif.    Whittingham  upon  the    subject    matter    therein  con- 

soriTtt.      tained,  on  the  28th  instant  Mr.  Scriven  laid  before  us 

their  opinions,  in  two  particulars  they  have  concurred 

Bye-uw.     ^^^  ^  recommoud  that  a  bye-law  be  made  for  the 

Toll  OB       payment  of  toll  upon  flour  by  freemen  be  reduced  to 

the  same  proportion  as  has  been  established  by  the 

late  regulation  between  the  city  and  the  flour  millers, 

for  which  purpose  your  committee  recommend  that  we 

may  be  empowered  to  frame  such  bye-law  under  the 

.  direction  of  counsel  to  be  laid  before  your  honours  for  in.»».. 

your   approbation.     Upon    the   third   particular   Mr. 

Recorder  and  Mr.  Whittingham  having  disagreed,  we 

directed  Mr.  Scriven  to  lay  the  same  case  before  Doctor 

Radctifle.    Radcliffe,  which  he  has  accordingly  done,  and  we  hope 

his  opinion  will  be  decisive,  so  as  to  remove  every 

impediment  in  the  setting  of  your  tolls  and  customs 

upon  the  expiration  of  the  present  tenant's  lease.' 

^^^^  It   was   thereupon   granted,  the   committee's   report 

B  e-uw      confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 

committee  be  empowered  to  frame  such  bye-law  in  such 

manner  as  counsel  shall  advise  agreeable  to  the  within 

report,  and   also  be  hereby  empowered  forthwith  to 


DITBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  299 

m^^M^f  "'^  advertize  the  tolls  and  customs  of  the  city  of  Dublin  itss- 

to  be  set  for  any  term  not  exceeding  three  years  to  cMtoms. 
commence  from  Michaelmas  next. 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  ^^^ 
committee  appointed  for  enquiring  how  the  revenues  j;j.„^. 
of  the  city  may  be  increased  and  its  expenses  lessened 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  1st  May,  1783. 

*  We,  the  committee  appointed,  to  whom  the  petitions  ^^po^. 
of  James  Brackin,  Francis  Eager,  and  James  Swords  Eager. ' 
were  referred,  having  maturely  considered    the    said  ^^*^^^- 
several  petitions,  beg  leave  to  report  thereon  as  follows. 
It  having  appeared  to  your  committee  from  the  infor- 
mation of  several  gentlemen  of  their  body  that  James 
Brackin  the  petitioner  hath  sometimes  since  become  a 
bankrupt  and  now  not  worth  anything,  we  do  there- 
fore recommend  that  your  law  agent  may  be  directed  iAw«««nt. 
to  stop  the  proceedings  now  carrying  on  against  him 
at  law  until  further  orders.    We  are  of  opinion  that 
James  Swords'  petition,  which  prays  your  honours  to  sworai. 
accept  of    his  surrender   of    a    lease    held  under  the  Lease 
corporation,  does  not  properly  come  before  them  and 
pray  to  refer  the  same  to  the  committee  of  city  leases. 
Upon  considering  the  petition  of  Francis  Eager  and  Eager, 
enquiring  into  the  nature  and  situation  of  his  depart- 
ment, we  find  that  he  holds  an  employment  under  the 
corporation  attended  with  much  trouble  for  which  he 
does  not  now  receive  any  emolument  or  salary  and 
therefore  recommend  that  your  honours  do  now  affix 
an  annual  salary  to  be  paid  to  said  Francis  Eager  saiarj. 
during  his  continuance  in  said  employment.' 

It   was   thereupon   granted,  the  committee's   report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 
Francis  Eager  in  the  within  report  mentioned  the  sum  Enger. 
of  twenty  guineas,  the   same   to   be   allowed   in   his 
accounts,  and  that  the  sum  of  twenty  guineas  be  paid  Payment. 


300  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    l783. 

17W.  to    said    Francis    Eager    annually  during  the  city's  Boii»riii.A 

pleasure. 
S5JSJ  [9-]  Edward  Scriven,  setting  forth  that  the  committee 

to  whom  the  memorial  for  settling  his  parliamentary 
accounts  were  referred  have  made  the  annexed  report  »»•  •^ 
of  the  9th  April,  1783. 
Export.  <We,  the  committee  appointed  to  settle  the  parlia- 

▲comnu    mentary  disbursements  and  accounts  of  Mr.  Edward 
p»riiameiit  Scrfven,  find  that  during  the  last  session  of  parliament 
a  multiplicity  of  business  was  agitated,  in  which  this 
city  in  particular  and  the  kingdom  in  general  were 
materially  interested,  and  that  he  conducted  the  same 
(under  the  direction  of  your  committee)  with  the  utmost 
assiduity,  care,  and  attention,  during  which  time  he 
Meetiugi.    regularly  attended  them  at  their  several  meetings  at 
iu^ou      the  Tholsel  and  Mansion  House,  and  from  time  to  time 
*'*'"'*        carried    their   orders   into    execution,    that   by    some 
inaccuracy  in  framing  the  order  appointing  him,  we 
advanced  large  sums    of    money  upon  that  account. 
,  We  have  examined  the  said  account  and  find  that  his 

milSr**'  disbursements  together  with  his  incidental  business  in 
that  department  amounts  to  the  sum  of  £415  14s.  Id., 
and  that  he  has  given  credit  for  the  city's  order  of 
last  assembly  for  £200,  so  that  there  remains  due  to 
him  upon  that  account  the  sum  of  £215  14s.  Id.,  to 
which  is  to  be  added  the  sum  of  £50  Os.  8d.,  remaining 
due  to  the  several  public  offices  and  others  for  their 
Bills  several    bills,    making    in    the    whole    the    sum    of 

£266  14s.  9d.,  wliich  we  are  of  opinion  and  do  recom- 
mend that  Mr.  Scriven  be  paid  in  full  for  his  disburse- 
ments and  attendances  during  the  said  session.' 
oi-der.  And  the  said  Edward  Scriven,  praying  to  confirm 

the  said  report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly : 
it  was  thereupon   ordered,  that    the   contents    of   the 
within    report    be    recommitted    to     the    committee 
Si^iJnlM. .    appointed    for    conducting    the    city's    business    in 


DITBLIN  ASSEMBLY  SOLL,    178S.  301 

Boll  zxiii,A.  parliament,  who  are  hereby  empowered  to  reconsider  itss. 
the  same  and  report  their  opinion  thereon  to  the  next 
assembly,  and  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  (in  the  meantime)  Payment, 
the  sum  of  £1B0,  sterling,  on  account,  the  same  to  be 
allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[10.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  pay  some  acknow- 
ledgments to  the  Ijord    Mayor    of    London    and    sir  Newnham. 
Sampson  Wright  for  their  letters  and  information  to  wnght 
the  Lord  Mayor  of  Dublin  respecting  the  police :  where-  pou«». 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  ba  FnuichiM. 
granted  to  the  right  honourable  Nathaniel  Newnham,  2SiySSJj>r 
Lord  Mayor  of  London,  for  the  reasons  in  the  within  <>'  London, 
petition  mentioned,  the  same  to  be  engrossed,  put  under 
the  city  seal,  and  presented  to  him,  and  that  the  Lord  citj  Mai. 
Mayor  of  Dublin  do  send  a  letter  of  thanks  to  sir  ^tV*' 
Sampson  Wright  for  his  polite  letter  addressed  to  the  wHght. 
Lord  Mayor  of  this  city  relative  to  the  police  thereof. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  for  freedom  PrancWM. 
to  Thomas  Winder,  esquire,  and    the    rather   at   the.windw. 
request  of  William  Worthington,  esquire,  formerly  one 
of   the   High   Sheriffs:    whereupon   it   was   granted, 
pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[12.]  Robert  Emmet,  esquire,  to  be  paid  the  amount  g^SSt. 
of  four  debentures:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  debentures  within  mentioned  shall  bear  interest  at  uum^' 
the  rate  of  £6,  per  cent,  from  this  day  and  in  case^**^*" 
the  within  Eobert  Emmet  shall  refuse  to  receive  the 
same,  that  the  city  treasurer  do  discharge  the  amount    . 
thereof,  the  same  to  be  aHowed  in  his  accounts. 

[18.]  John  Collier,  merchant,  to  be  paid  the  amount  comei\ 
of  three  debentures ;  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  a  d«imii. 
new    debenture    be    made    out    payable  to  alderman 
Wrightson  for  the  sum  of  £300,  to  bear  interest  at  wrighuon. 
the  rate  of  £6,  per  cent,  from  the  26th  March  last, 
alderman  Wrightson  having  apml  to  pay  the  within  r»ym«it. 


m.  96*. 


302  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1783. 

1788.         named  John  Collier  the  amount    of    the    debentures  ^Tw?*^"^' 

within  mentioned  which  are  to  be  cancelled. 

Dytom  [14.]  Timothy  Dyton,  to  be  paid  the  amount  of  three 

DabMi.       debentures :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  deben- 

interMt     tures  within  mentioned  shall  bear  interest  at  the  rate 

of  £6,  per  cent,  from  this  day,  and  in  case  the  within 

named  Timothy  Dyton  shall  refuse  to  receive  the  same, 

that  the  city  treasurer  do  discharge  the  amount  thereof. 

the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

Exshaw.         [15.]  Alderman  John  Exshaw,    on    behalf    of    the 

^n*^y     unanimous  annuity  company  to  be  j>aid  the  amount 

of  ten  debentures :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 

D«beii.       debentures  in  the  within  petition  mentioned  do  bear 

.  inurcrt.     interest  at  the  rate  of  £5,  per  cent,  from  this  day  and 

in  case  the  annuity  company  within  mentioned  shall 

refuse  to  receive  the  same,  that  the  city  treasurer  do 

discharge  the  amount  thereof,  the  same  to  be  allowed 

in  his  accounts. 

Taylor.  [16.]  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert,  for  usual 

oraud   '     allowance  for  attending  grand  juries,  etc. :  whereupon 

it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

Payment.    Mayor's    warrant,    pay    the    petitioner    the    sum    of 

£22  15s.,  sterling,  in  consideration  of  their  trouble  set 

forth  in  the  above  petition. 

Peter.  [17.]  Walter  Peter,  gentleman,  to  be  paid  the  amount 

Biuof        of  a  bill  of  cost  in  a  prosecution  at  the  suit  of  some 

of  the  market  jury:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 

the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant. 

Payment.    P^Y  the  above  named  Walter  Peter  the  above  sum  of 

£13  lis.  2d. 

crofton,         [18.]  Frances    Crofton,    widow   of   Philip    Crofton,  m.  vj. 

■tore-J       deceased,  to  be  appointed  book-  and  store-keeper  to  the 

pipe  water  works    in    the   room   of  the   said   Philip 

Crofton:    whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above 

named  Frances  Crofton  be  appointed  book-  and  store- 

wOTir****^  keeper  to   the   pipe   water   works    during   the    city's 


DTTBLnr  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1783.  303 

S^^^"*^  pleasure,    not    exceeding     one     year    ending    Easter  itw. 
assembly  1784,  at  the  usual  salary. 

[19.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  a  sum  of  money 
to  discharge  the  bills  due  to  different  tradesmen  for 
building  the  wall  on  the  Merchants*  quay :  whereupon  JS^"^!* 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  sir  Anthony  King,  knight,  the  ^SJJI"** 
sum  of  £281  18s.  7fd.,  for  the  purpose  in  the  within 
petition  set  forth,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his 
accounts. 

[20.]  Richard  Gladwell,  to  be  continued  collector  of  ^SuSS' 
the  pipe  water  revenue  for  the  fourth  division :  where-  JiJ^n'JJ*' 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  named  Richard 
Gladwell  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one  of  the 
collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  in  the  fourth 
division  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  Easter  assembly  1784,  he  giving  security 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office 
and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer  all  such  sums  of  money 
as  he  shall  from  time  to  time  receive,  said*  security  to 
be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date  or  this 
order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[21.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  to  be  paid  usual  allowance  I'mmbiUL 
for  making  out  the  weekly  assize  of  bread :  whereupon  ^^  of 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the    above    named    Nathaniel  payment. 
Trumbull  the  sum  of  twenty  guineas. 

[22.]  Richard  Gibbons,  for  freedom  of   city :  where-  gJJ^J- 
upon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the 
petition. 

[23.]  John  Vernon  O'Neill,  to  be  appointed  serjeant  o'Naiii, 
at  mace :   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  «»»«•. 
named  John  Vernon  O'Neill  be  and  is  hereby  appointed 
one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  for  the  said  oity  during 
the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  next 
Easter  assembly  1784,  he  giving  such  security  for  the 


304  DITBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 

17W.       ^  faithful    discharge    of   the    duties  of  said  office  and  Soiixiiii.i 
BiivMT        redelivery  of  the  silver  mace  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and 

Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said  security  to  be  entered 

into  in  one  month  from  this  date  or  this  order  for 

appointing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 
"^TSildie.      [24.]  Henry  Boswell,  one  of  the  city  beadles,  praying  m.w*. 

usual  allowance  to  enable  him  to  pay  the  rent  of  hia 

room:     whereupon    it    was    ordered,    that    the    city 
pajmeut,    treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 

|)etitioner  £4,  steriing. 
cnriiii,  [26.]  Robert  Curtis,  praying  aid :  whereupon  it  was 

ordered.,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayors 
Grtnt.        warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £4,  sterling. 
Aiexunder.       [26.]  Edward  Alexander,  praying  aid :  whereupon  it 

was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Grant        Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £2,  steriing. 
Petfson.         [27.]  Robert  Pearson,  praying  aid :  whereupon  it  was 

ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
oi»nt.        warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £4,  sterling. 

[28.]  The 'report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
?!m!t       Ballast  Office   to   the    general    assembly  the  30th  of 

April,  1783. 
Report.  *  Your  committoe  have,  since  their  last  report  to  your 

Pile*.         honours,    continued    the    repairs    of    the    piles    and 
Q«bb»r(U.    gabbards  and  also   the  building   of   the     two    new 

gabbards. 
*  Your  committee  have  ordered  a  foundation  to  be 
Newwnii.    laid  for  IBO  feet  of  the  new  wall  and  will  proceed  with 

the  building  as  expeditiously  a^  possible.    Ttey  have 

already   procured   aBout    one    half    the   number    of 
JKni***"    mountain  stones  that  will  be  sufficient  for  this  length 

of  the  wall  and  hope  there  will  be  a  supply  to  prevent 

any  delay  as  the  work  proceeds. 
AeoonntB        *  The  Ballast  Office  accounts  being  obliged  by  act  of 
Kd*wunciL  parliament  to  be  laid  before  the  government  and  council 

once  in  three  years,  we    herewith    lay    before    your 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  305 

2°97**^'^'  '^^^^^^^  *^  abstract  of  the  annual  receipts  and  pay-  iTsa. 
inents  for  your  honours'  approbation  and  to  have  the 
city  seal  aflSxed  thereto.  Cityaeai. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which  cash, 
we  have  examined  and  find  there    is    a    balance  of 
£6,543    6s.,  on  the  Ballast  Office   fund,  from    which 
deducting  £6,318  18s.  Id.  overpaid  on  the  account  of 
the  [Hiblic  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman  Balance. 
Heniy  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £224  7s.  lid.,  all  which  Hart, 
is'  liumbly  submitted  to  your  honours.' 

-.  96.  State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  15th  ggj^ 

January,  1783,  inclusive,  to  the  30th  day  of  April,  '^^«o°»^ 
1783,  exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr.  £    n.  d. 

To  balance  of  Ust  quarter's  abstract  ...  ...  ...    6188  11    3 

To  cash  received  since  ...  ...  ...  ...    vm   2   4 


17,467  13    7 


Per  contra,   Cr. 
By  cash  paid  for  raising;  ballast    ... 
By  cash  paid  (or  repairing  the  piles 
By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  cash  paid  for  building  and  repairing  gnbbardrf 
By  cash  paid  for  rent  and  contingent  disbursements 
By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 
By  cash  paid  interest 
By  balance 


£ 

9. 

d. 

246 

2 

8 

l.'Jl 

0 

IH 

145 

0 

0 

298 

9 

3 

47 

10 

H 

21 

4 

5 

35 

0 

0 

6543 

6 

0 

£7,407  13    7 


Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 
To 


s.   d. 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

£    •.  d. 

By  cash  over  expended  per  last  quarter's  abstract        ...  ...    6058    5  8 

By  cash  expended  this  quarter  ...  ...  ...     260  12  5 


£6,318  18    1 


2nd  May^  1783. — Granted,    the   committee's    report  order 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
VOL.  xni.  X 


306  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 

1788.  city  seal  be  afllxed  to  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  in  the  rou  Diii  a 

City  seal.  /    .  m.99. 

Accounts,    Within  report  mentioned. 

[29.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  t)ie 
Coal  trade,  committee  appointed  for  regulating  the  coal  trade  have 

made  the  annexed  report  of  the  1st  May,  1783. 

Beport.  *  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  the  regulation  of 

the  coal  trade,  in  pursuance  of  the  powers  given  us  by 

your  order  of  the  19th  of  November  last,  prepared  and 

AdJreiato  presented  to  his  excellency  the  lord  lieutenant  such  an 

touffe??"    address  as  we  thought  the  nature   of   the  then  times 

ueutenant.  required  respecting  the  coal  business,  upon  which  his 

bnaincM.     excoUency  was  pleased  to  signify  his  desire  of  relieving 

the  poor  as  far  as  in  his  power  lay,  and  that  he  would 

Loan.         cause  a  sum  of  £3,000,  to  be  advanced  for  the  purpose 

JISS?***'*^  of  purchasing  coals  for  the  relief  of  the  poor  of  this 

metropolis.     In  consequence  of  which,  your  committee  «•»«  »'• 

Adv«tixe-   ^^^gQ^  g^j^  advertizement  to  be  published  in  the  public 

papers,  to  enter  into  a  treaty  with  any  captains  or 

owners  of  vessels  in  order  to  bring  over  such  coals,  but 

we  were  not  fortunate  enough  to  meet  witli  any  person 

who  would  engage  in  the  business.     Your  committee 

consider  your  honours  and  the  city  of  Dublin  at  large 

ueifenant.  ^^st  particularly  indebted  to  his  excellency  and  also 

w^retiry!    to   his  Secretary  Mr.  Grenville  for  the  extraordinary 

attention  they  have  paid,  in  order  to  effect  a  reduction 

in  the  late  high  price  of  that  necessary  article  and  also 

wthei's    for  their  interference  with  Sir  James  Lowther  upon 

offer  of  * 

c<»£.**'"****  *^®  subject,  which  has  produced  an  offer  from  that 

gentleman  of  2,000  tons   of  coals   to   be  delivered  at 

Whitehaven  free  of  all  expenses,  on  board  such  ships 

as  the  city  of  Dublin  shall  think  proper  to  send  for 

them  and  desires  that  the  city  will  accept  of  them  as  a 

S;;jrdf*'°'  present  from   him  for  the  poor  of  Dublin.     And  for 

^^""-       this  extraordinary  mark  of  his  excellency's  attention. 

Thanks  of    ^^  ^^^0  that  of  his  secretary  to  this  city,  we  are  of 

JST'*'      opinion  and  do  recommend  that  the  thanks  of  the  cor- 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1783.  307 

uoxxiiLA.  poration   be  presented    to    them    in    such    respectful  itss. 
manner  as  your  honours  shall  think  proper,  and  annex 
hereto  copies  of-  five  several  letters  upon  that  business,  Letters, 
which  were  laid  before  your  committee  by  the  Lord 
Mayor.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,    the    committee's    report  ord«r. 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
thanks  of  the  city  be  presented  to  his  excellency  thej^|^**' 
Lord     Lieutenant,     the     right     honourable    William  Jteutenant. 
Wyndham  Grenville,  and  Sir  James  Lowther,  baronet,  gjStiei^' 
in  the  most  respectful  manner  for  the  reasons  in  the 
within  report  mentioned,  and  that  the  Lord  Mayor  do 
write  to  his  excellency  the  lord  lieutenant  requesting 
the  loan  of  a  sum  of  money  from  the  treasury  to  pay  Loau. 
the  freight,  carriage,  and  duty  of  the  coals  given  by  cSas'^**"" 
said  Sir  James  Lowther,  on  the  city  engaging  to  repay 
such  sum  as  may  be   granted    and    also    to   write  to 
Samuel  Martin,  esquire,  requesting  intelligence  as  to  Martin, 
such  freight. 

F.R,  1783.  May  2. — Admissions  to  franchise.  Franchiro. 

cl"'  1783.  May  2.— Declaration  and  signatures.  t^SS!^" 

„.9«fc.  1783.  May  28.— Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  Nomination 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  nominated  and  »Jd«"»»"- 
returned   William     James    of    Bride   street,   William 
Worthington  of  Usher's  quay,  James  Lane  of  Anglesea 
street,  and  Eichard  Moncrieffe  of  Capel  street,  esquires, 

m. «  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  place  of  alderman  of  the 
said  city  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with  the  addi- 
tions of  the  said  four  persons  to  you  the  SheriiTs  and 
Commons  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your  electing  one 
of  the  said  four  persons  an  alderman  of  the  said  city 
in  the  room  of  alderman  Benjamin  Geale,  deceased.  SSwsed. 
"  Nathaniel  Warren,  Lord  Mayor. 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of 


808 


DITBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1788. 


176S. 
Election. 


JamoB, 
aldermfto. 


Bridge 
oonoems. 


Sum  upon 

improre- 

mentfe. 


Bent. 


Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballat  from  among  eou  xxiii.A. 
the  four  Sheriffs'  Peers  returned  to  this  house  by  the 
Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  William  James 
of  Bride  street,  esquire,  merchant,  to  the  place  of 
alderman  of  the  said  city  in  the  room  of  alderman 
Benjamin  Geale,  deceased. 

"  John  Carleton,  Samuel  Reed,  Sheriffs.'* 

[3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  further  powers 
to  the  committee  of  city  leasee  on  their  setting  Island 
Bridge  concerns :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  upon 
setting  the  above  mentioned  concerns,  the  committee 
of  city  leases  be  empowered  to  oblige  the  taker  thereof 
to  lay  out  a  sum  of  £1,000,  sterling,  upon  the  premises 
within  mentioned  in  lasting  improvements  within  the 
term  of  three  years  from  the  commencement  of  the 
term  to  be  granted  thereof  or  in  default  thereof  to  pay 
an  additional  yearly  rent  of  £50,  during  the  remainder 
of  such  term. 

'  Nathaniel  Warren.  —  John  Darragh.  —  Philip 
Crampton. — ^Edward  Sankey. — Henry  Hart. — William 
Dunn.  —  Joseph  Lynam.  —  Killner  Swettenham.  — 
Willoughby  Lightbume.  —  James  Horan.  —  James 
Hamilton.' 


Trvnchlse. 

Earl 

Northing' 
ton, lord 
lieutenant. 


Gold  box. 
Fzanohiae. 

ONttTille, 
MecvetAxy. 


1783.  July  18.— Fourth  Friday   after   the  24th   of  m.iiL 
June. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons;,,  praying  freedom  to  his 
excellency  Robert,  earl  of  Northington,  lord  lieutenant 
of  this  kingdom:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
freedom  of  this  city  be  granted  to  his  excellency  Robert, 
earl  of  Northington,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland,  in  a 
gold  box,  not  exceeding  in  value  twenty-five  guineas. 

[2.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  the  right 
honourable  William  Wyndham  Grenville,  esquire, 
secretary  to  the  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland :  whereupon 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be  pre- 


DtJBLiK  AflSlSMBtT  BOLL,    1783.  309 

Roll  xxiii^  sented    to   the   right   honourable  William  Wyndham  itss. 
Grenville,  esquire,  secretary  to  the  lord  lieutenant,  in 
a  silver  box,  not  exceeding  in  value  five  guineas.  siirer  bos. 

[3.]  Certain   of   the  commons,  to   grant  sir  Samuel  BSS^JdS?** 
Bradstreet,  baronet,  £200:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that   the   sum   of   £200,  sterling,  be   granted   to    sirowjit. 
Samuel  Bradstreet,  Eecorder  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  to 
be  paid  by  the  city  treasurer  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  Pnymwit. 
warrant  and  allowed  in  his  accounts,  as  a  testimony 
of  the  services  done  by  him  to  the  citizens  of  Dublin 
for  one  year  ending  this  assembly  by  a  faithful  and 
vigilant  discharge  of  his  duty  as  Recorder. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  the  herbage  of  ^S'^ 
Saint  Stephen's  Green  to  alderman  Thomas  Greene,  ^^^'^ 
Lord  Mayor  elect,  during  his  Mayoralty :  whereupon  g^°*' 
it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition.    *^'*''* 

[B.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  appoint  a  committee 
to  provide  furniture  for  the  Mayoralty  house :  where-  JSSSJJ^*^ 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  ^'*"**°"- 
treasurer,    masters    of    the    city    works,     aldermen  committee. 
Swettenham,  sir  Anthony  King,  Greene,  and  Horan 
m.  Ill*,      and  eight  of  the  commons  to  be  named  by  the  commons 
or  any  five  of  them,  whereof  the  Lord  Mayor  when 
present  and  one  of  the  Sheriffs  to  be  always  two,  and 
in  the  absence  of  the  Lord  Mayor  the  senior  alderman 
present  to  preside,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a  com- 
mittee to  provide  such  furniture  for  the  use  of  the 
Mayoralty  house   as   may   be  necessary,  the  expense  Expeiue. 
attending  same  not  to  exceed  £100,  and  who  are  hereby 
empowered  to  draw  on  the  city  treasurer  for  said  sum 
and  to  be  allowed  him  in  his  accounts. 

[The   eight   of    the    commons :  ]    Messieurs    Strong,  commons. 
M'Creedy,   Harricks,    Howison,    Pemberton,   Ambrose 
Binns,  Hayes,  Richard  Manders. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  of  S!Si£*^ 


310 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 


1783. 


Report* 


Faulkiner. 


Claim. 


Care, 
inspeotor 
orer 
collectors. 


Misconduct. 


Stokes, 
remoTed. 


Hauten- 

Tille, 

collector. 


Allowance 
to  Stakes. 


Deane. 


Supply  of 

water 

remored. 


Laureace. 


Dublin  with  pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  Roiixxiii.i 
of  the  14th  July,  1783.  "''"^'' 

'  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  carefully 
attended  to  that  business  since  our  last  report.  On 
the  19th  of  May  your  committee  was  attende(.l  by  the 
agent  of  the  late  Mr.  Faulkiner's  family  in  order  to 
shew  tlieir  title  to  enjoy  water  from  the  city  course, 
whereupon  we  directed  your  law  agent  to  state  the 
nature  of  the  claim  laid  before  them  and  to  take  the 
Recorder's  opinion  thereon.  Having  appointed  Mr. 
Cave  inspector  over  the  different  collectors  with 
instructions  to  report  any  improprieties  that  might 
be  committed  in  their  resj^ective  divisions,  he 
accordingly  on  the  11th  of  June  last  reported  to  us 
different  charges  of  misconduct  alleged  against  Mr. 
Stakes  by  some  of  the  inhabitants  of  his  division,  which 
we  examined  into  and  not  having  been  sufficiently 
satisfied  in  the  conduct  of  Mr.  Stakes  upon  that 
occasion,  they  thought  it  prudent  to  put  the  collection 
of  his  division  into  the  hands  of  another  -person 
and  accordingly  on  the  16th  of  June  appointed 
Mr.  Daniel  Hautenville  assistant  collector  with  Mr. 
Stakes  until  the  present  assembly,  and  now  recommend 
to  your  honours  to  appoint  a  proper  person  in  the 
room  of  the  said  Nathaniel  Stakes,  such  person  allowing  ,„  no. 
said  Nathaniel  Stakes  £30  per  annum,  during  the  city's 
pleasure,  out  of  the  poundage  of  said  collection. 

'  Having  given  frequent  notice  to  Mr.  Joseph  Deane 
to  comply  with  the  terms  of  his  former  agreement  with 
them  and  which  he  declined  doing,  we  therefore  directed 
that  the  supply  of  water  which  Mr.  Deane  has  hitherto 
received  into  his  demesne  from  the  city  course  should  be 
forthwith  removed,  which  has  been  accordingly  done. 
Your  committee  recommended  that  on  account  of  the 
proper  conduct  of  Richard  Laurence,  bason-keeper,  and 
of  his  attention  to  that  employment  during  the  last 


DtJBLIK  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783.  311 

Pa/menl. 


m*no"^^*  quarter,   that   he   be   paid    a    sum   of   £2   lOs.  lid.,  ijw. 


sterling.' 

It  was   thereupon   granted,  the   committee's   report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
within  named  Nathaniel  Stakes  be  now  removed  from  ^JjJjJ'^ 
his  employment  as  one  of  the  collectors  of  the  pipe 
water  revenue  and  from  henceforth  allowed   the   sum  Allowance 
of  £30,  sterling,  yearly,  from  such  person  as  shall 
be  appointed  in  his  room,  said  sum  of  £30,  to  be  paid 
m(Mithly. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  Jjjjjjj'j''* 
committee  of   auditors   on  the    accounts   of   the  late 
treasurer  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  IBth 
July,  1783. 

*  We,  the  committee  ap[)ointed  for    examining  the  Beport. 
accounts   of    alderman    Benjamin    Geale,    late    city  Aooounto. 
treasurer,  for  the  rents,  issues,  and  profits  of  the  said  B«it«. 
city  from  the  29th  day  of  September,  1781,  to  the  29th 

day  of  September,  1782,  and  from  thence  to  the  13th 
day  of  May,  1783,  being  the  day  on  which  the  said 
Benjamin   Geale   died,  have   carefully   examined   the  g^|j"*" 
same  together    with    the    several    vouchers   relative  ^®~"^- 
thereto. 

*  The  representative  of  your  said  late  treasurer  first 
laid  before  us  a  rental  of  your  honours'  estate  as  it  Bentai. 
stood  on  the  29th  of  September,  1782,  together  with 

the  arrears  of  rent  due  the  preceding  year;  we  oharge-d  Arrtam. 
him  in  said  first  account  with  the  arrear  of  rent  due 
m.  iioA.  Michaelmas,  1781,  and  with  the  entire  rental  of  your 
estate  as  it  stood  Michaelmas,  1782,  together  with  such 
other  incidental  issues  and  profits  as  accrued  in  that 
time,  in  which  is  included  a  balance  of  £918  19s.  6d., 
due  by  your  treasurer  upon  the  foot  of  the  pipe  water  i'^^JJJ**' 
account  stated  and  settled  to  the  said  29th  of  September, 
1782,  amounting  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of  £33,769 
13s.  7Jd. 


312  DlTBLm   ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1783. 

178S.  *We    find     the    disbursements    on    that    account  Bon  xidii.A. 

menta.  including  the  arrears  of  rent  due  Michaelmas,  1782, 
with  the  balance  due  the  treasurer  on  the  last  general 
account,  amounts  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of 
£36,007  Is.  7Jd.,  to  which  the  sum  of  £830  6s.  2d., 
poundage  on  £16,606  3s.  6d.,  net  money  paid  being 

Dischuve.  added,  makes  the  discharge  amount  to  £36,837  7s.  9Jd., 
so  that  there  appears  due  to  the  treasurer  upon  the 
general  account  of  the  corporation  ending  the  29th  of 
September,  1782,  the  sum  of  £3,077  14s.  2d. 

'  In  the  second  account  of  your  said  late  treasurer, 

SS^SitSL  ^*^  representative  laid  before  us  a  rental  of  your  estate 
as  it  stood  the  26th  of  March,  1783,  together  with  the 
arrears  of  rent  due  at  Michaelmas,  1782,  we  charged 

Arwar*.  him  in  said  last  mentioned  account  with  the  arrears 
of  rent  due  at  Michaelmas,  1782,  and  with  the  entire 
half  year's  rent  from  said  rental  as  it  stood  the  26th  of 
March,  1783,  together  with  such  other  incidental  issues 
and  profits  as  accrued  to  the  13th  of  May,  1783, 
amounting  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of  £23,562  16s.  3|d. «».  io9, 

Diabiiwe-    We    find    the    disbursements    on    the    said    account 

mentf). 

including  the  arrears  of  rent  due  the  26th  of  March, 
1783,  the  balance  due  the  said  late  treasurer  on  the 
first  account  settled  to  Michaelmas,  1782,  and  also  a 

SJw.**'  balance  of  £318  6s.  9d.,  due  to  him  on  the  pipe  water 
account  stated  and  settled  to  the  said  13th  of  May, 
1783,  amount  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of  £24,712  7s. 
3Jd.,  to  which  being  added  the  sum  of  £564  19s., 
poundage  on  £11,299  Os.  7Jd.,  net  money  paid  makes 

Discharge,  the  discharge  amount  to  £25,277  6s.  3id.,  so  that  there 
appears  due  to  the  representative  of  alderman  Geale, 
your  late  treasurer,  upon  the  general  account  of  the 
corporation  ending  the  13th  of  May,  1783,  the  sum  of 
£1,714  10s. 

*  Your  committee  inform  your  honours,  that  the  whole 

Moonnta.    of  Said  aocounts  having  been  stated  with  the  utmost 


DtJBLlN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  313 

S*"wL^'^*  accuracy,  they  resolved  unanimously  to  present  their  I'M- 

thanks  to  John  Geale,  esquire,  for  the  verj  dear  manner  J^'g^, 
in  which  the  said  accounts  had  been  stated  and  for 
his  faithful  discharge   of    the   trust  reposed    in    him 
during  the  indisposition  of  his  late  worthy  father.* 

And  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said  Ord«. 
report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly :  it  was 
thereupon  granted,   the  committee's  report  confirmed 
and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the  said  com- 
mittee be  hereby  empowered  to  make  out  a  new  rent  ^^  ""*' 
roll  of  the  estate  of  the  corporation. 

[8.]  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert,  setting  forth  JlSbit, 
that  the  committee  appointed  to  conduct  the  city's  law  c?Sai 
business  to  whom  their  petition  was  referred  have  made 
the  annexed  report  of  the  14th  of  July,  1783. 
B.  100^.  *  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  14th  Report, 

day  of  July  instant  for  the  purpose  of  examining  their 
accounts  then  produced  before  us  amounting  to  the  Aocounts. 
sum  of  £214  6s.  8d.,  for  business  done  and  money 
expended  by  them  in  the  Town  Clerks'  office  for  the  Town^^ 
use  of  the  corporation  from  Christmas  assembly  1782  ^*®*- 
to  Christmas  assembly  1783,  and   we  are  of  opinion 
that  the  several  charges  contained  in  the  said  account 
are  the  usual  and  proper  charges  for  such  business  and 
therefore  do  recommend  that   the   amount   thereof  be 
paid  to  them.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,   the  committee's   report  order, 
confirmed  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly  and 
that  the  within    named    Benjamin  Taylor  and  John 
Lambert    be   paid  the  sum  of  £214  6s.  8d.,  sterling,  Payment, 
within  mentioned,  the  same  to  be  allowed  the  treasurer 
in  his  accounts. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  setting  the  cleansing  of  the  SSS?* 
streets  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  of 
July,  1783. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  lltb  »«pwt. 


314 


DUBLIN   ASSBMBLT   BOLL,    1783. 


178S 

Adrertise. 

ment. 


Lots  ■ 


of  July  instant,  pursuant  to  public  advertizement,  for  boii  xxiu.A 
setting  the  cleansing  of  the  streets  for  one  year  com- 
mencing Michaelmas,  1 788,  your  committee  then  set  the 
following  lots  at  the  annual  sums  to  each  man's  name 
annexed,  videlicet. 


£ 

s. 

d. 

South  Bide.    Lot   No. 

1. 

South  side.  James  Smith 

.     75 

0 

0 

»> 

>> 

2. 

do. 

William  Smith  .., 

.  125 

0 

0 

»> 

j» 

3. 

do. 

William  Smith  .. 

.  120 

0 

0 

u 

9f 

4. 

do. 

Joseph  Madden  .. 

.  160 

0 

0 

»> 

>> 

6. 

do. 

Simon  Hamilton  . . 

.     80 

0 

0 

If 

»> 

6. 

do. 

John  Goold 

.  100 

0 

0 

n 

?> 

7. 

do. 

Simon  Hamilton  . . 

.     45 

0 

0 

•  ?» 

ff 

8. 

do. 

Bryan  M'Entee  .. 

.  100 

0 

0 

»> 

If 

9. 

do. 

John  Keegan 

90 

0 

0  m.  loe. 

y» 

ff 

10. 

do. 

Patrick  Darcy    ... 

,    48 

0 

0 

if 

» 

11. 

do. 

John  Goold 

.  120 

0 

0 

n 

>» 

12. 

do. 

Bryan  M'Entee    .. 

.     40 

0 

0 

f} 

»» 

13. 

do. 

Nicholas  Donagh 

100 

0 

0 

>» 

?> 

14. 

do. 

George  Darcy     ... 

100 

0 

0 

» 

I> 

15. 

do. 

Nicholas  Donagh.. 

.    60 

0 

0 

j> 

» 

16. 

do. 

George  Darcy     .., 

.  133 

0 

0 

»> 

7> 

17. 

do. 

James  Donagh    ... 

180 

0 

0 

North  Bide.    Lot  No. 

3. 

North  Side.  John  M'Cabe       . . . 

100 

0 

0 

» 

>> 

4. 

do. 

William  Harvey  ... 

126 

0 

0 

» 

» 

B. 

do. 

William  Harvey  . . . 

100 

0 

0 

?j 

» 

6. 

do. 

William  Harvey  ... 

100 

0 

0 

>» 

» 

7. 

do. 

Simon  Hamilton  . . . 
(now  Michael  Byrne) 

55 

0 

0 

>» 

» 

8. 

do. 

William  Harvey  ... 

140 

0 

0 

» 

» 

9. 

do. 

James  Walsh 

110 

0 

0 

» 

» 

10. 

do. 

Robert  Walsh      ... 

90 

0 

0 

n 

» 

11. 

do. 

Robert  Walsh      ... 

90 

0 

0 

» 

» 

12. 

do. 

James  Walsh     ... 

136 

0 

0 

>> 

>l 

13. 

do. 

James  Walsh 

80 

0 

0 

£2,801 

0 

0 

ID.109  6. 


DUBLIK   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1783.  315 

Koiixxiii.A       'Amounting  in  all  (exclusive  of  lots  No.  1.  and  2.  itss. 

m.  108  .  .  Amount. 

the  north  side,  which  your  committee  did  not  set)  to 
£2,801,  and  that  they  reserved  the  aforesaid  numbers 
one,  and  two,  the  north  side,  as   most    contiguous  to 
Oxmantown   Green   to  be  cleansed   by  the  city  carts,  ^^' 
which  are  sufficient  if  i)roperly  appointed  effectually  ^'®*" 
to  do  the  same  and  also  to  take  the  dirt  from  such  of 
the  other  lots  as  may  require  to  be  run  upon.     At  the 
time    of   the    foregoing  sotting,  we  agreed  with  each 
contractor,  that  the  said  several  lots  should  be  cleansed  i't^SJ"* 
for  one  year  commencing  the  29th  of  September  next 
at  the  prices  aforesaid,  and  that  every  street,  lane,  alley, 
market,  and  court    in    the    list    produced    should  be 
cleansed  two  days  in  each  week  to  be  appointed  by  the 
Lord  Mayor.     The  different  contractors  to  enter  into 
and  sign  the  usual  contracts  for  the  due  execution  of  contract*.! 
their  respective  employments  upon  the  foregoing  terms, 
upon  which  they  are  to  be  paid  their  salary  by  quarterly  soUry. 
payments^,  one  quarter  before  the  other  shall  fall  due.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con-  ord«r. 
firmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[10.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  regulating  the  coal  trade  have  co»i  trade, 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  July,  1783. 

'  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  regulating  the  coal  Report, 
trade  and  for  the  disposal  of  the  bounty  of  2,000  tons  Bonnty. 
of  coals  from  Sir  James  Lowther  to  the  poor  of  Dublin,  Lowther. 
inform  your  honours  that  on  the  11th  of  June  last  the 
Lord'  Mayor  having  laid  before  us  a  letter  addressed  to 
him  from  Samuel  Martin,  esquire,  mentioning  the  terms  Martin, 
upon  which  he  could  hire  ships  in  Whitehaven  for  the  y^^^; 
purpose  of  sending  the  said  coals  to  Dublin  and  finding 
those  terms  to  T^e  more  advantageous  than  any  other 
they  could  devise,  we  requested  of  the  Lord  Mayor  to 
authorize  Mr.  Martin  to  send  the  2,000  tons  of  coals  to  J^u.**' 
Dublin  upon  the  best  terms  he  could  agreeable  to  his 


316 


BUBLIK  A8g£MBLT  KOLL,    1783. 


17B3.  letter  and  then  reeolved  that  when  the  said  coals  should  boiixxiua 

m.  106  i*. 

arrive,  they  should  be  delivered  in  trust  to  the  several 
SSbShT^™  parishes  in  Dublin  in  proportion  to  the  number  of  the 
distressed  inhabitants  contained  in  each  parish  and  the 
Lord  Mayor  upon  having  called  together  the  different 
church-wardens  of  each  parish,  in  order  to  ascertain 
the  number  of  tons  to  be  distributed  to  them  respectively, 
they  accordingly  at  such  meeting  agreed  upon  the 
R«ffnhitiou.  following  regulation,  videlicet  :  — 


'Saint  James's  parish 

*  Saint  Catherine's  parish 

'  Saint  Nicholas  Without  parish 

*  Saint  Audeon's  parish     ... 
'  Saint  Michael's  parish    . . . 

'  Saint  Nicholas  Within  parish 

*  Saint  Werburgh's  parish 

*  Saint  Bridget's  parish     ... 

*  Saint  John's  parish 

*  Saint  Andrew's  parish    . . . 
'  Saint  Peter's  parish 

*  Saint  Ann's  parish 

*  Saint  Mark's  parish 
'  Saint  Luke's  parish 

'  Saint  Mary's  parish 

*  Saint  Michan's  parish 

*  Saint  Paul's  parish 
'Saint  Thomas's  parish^    ... 


Tons. 

...   80 

..  370 

..  100 

60 

20 

16 

...   20 

...   65 

..   30 

..   30 

...   20 

...   20 

...   60 

60 

..   30 

..  160 

...   80 

10 

1,200 

Iriihtonti. 


Chnroh 
wardtnB. 


*  Amounting  in  all  to  1,200  Irish  tons.  We  inform  «.  107. 
your  honours,  that  a  part  of  the  said  coals  have  since 
arrived  in  Dublin  and  as  they  come  in  are  delivered 
in  the  proportions  aforesaid  to  such  of  the  church- 
wardens of  the  foregoing  parishes  as  attended  to  receive 
the  same,  to  be  by  them  distributed  amongst  their 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  317 

5?"o7*'**"**  i*^spective  poor  inhabitants    in  future    times    of    the  itss. 
greatest  scarcity  and  deamess  of  that  commodity/ 

It  was  thereupon  granted,   the   committee's  report  outer, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee   appointed   for  examining   city  leases  near  city 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report   of   the    IBth 
July,  1783. 

*  We  met  on  the  23rd  of  May  last  for  the  purpose  of  Report, 
enquiring  into  the  business  to  us  referred  from  the  last 
assembly  and  took  into  consideration  the  petition  of 
Greorge  Carroll,  esquire,  praying  your  honours  to  accept  cwtoii. 
of  a  surrender  of  his  old  lease  of  some  concerns  at 
Gorman's  gate  and  thereupon  to  grant  him  a  new  lease  o«rman« 
thereof  at  such  advance  rent  as  might  be  reasonable, 
but  we  are  of  opinion  it  will  be  more  for  your  advantage 
to  suffer  the  present  lease  to  expire  and  then  to  cause  the 
ground  to  be  set  by  public  cant  as  usual.    The  petition 
of  Edward  Stephens  praying  to  surrender  the  old  crane  gjy"*®'"- 
in  Winetavem  street  and  to  grant  him  a  new  lease  JJ^t**^*™ 
thereof  at  such  advance  rent  as  might  be  reasonable, 
but  we  do  not  think  it  prudent  that  your  honours  should 
enter  into  any  treaty  for  setting  the  said  crane  until  the 
old  lease  thereof  eocpires.    The  petition  of  James  Swords  swordn. 
stating  the  annual  losses  he  has  been  at  by  holding 
the  tithes  of  Taghdowe  at  the  rent  reserved  in  his  lease  SiSi®^* 
thereof  from  your  honours,  and  for  that  reason  praying 
you  to  accept  a  surrender  thereof  and  we  do  recommend 
for    the    reasons    aforesaid,  that  you  do  accept  of  a 
surrender  of  the  said  lease  from  the  said  James  Swords  oJSw^ 


on  the  2Bth  of  March,   1784,  he  paying  to  the  city 
treasurer  all  rent  that  shall  be  due  thereunder  to  that 
m.  107  h,     day  before  the  time  of  such  surrender.    We  have  recon 

sidered    the    proposal    of    Arthur    Dawson,    esquire,  Dawwn. 

mentioned  in  their  report  to  the  last  assembly  for  a  new 

lease  of  the  stalls  in  the  fish  market  and  do  here  again  l^^ket 


318  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 

iTw.  recommend  to  your  honours  to  agree  thereto,  that  is  to  Roiixxiii- 

LeMe.        grant  a  lease  to  Mr.  Dawson  of  the  said  stalls  for  the 

■  term  of  99  years  from  the  29th  of  September,  1783,  at 

the  yearly  rent  of  £50,  containing  the  similar  covenants 

as  in  the  last  lease  thereof  from  the  city  and  such 

others  as  the  Becorder  shall  advise. 

Public  cwit.  *  On  the  26th  of  June,  we  set  up  by  public  cant 
pursuant  to  advertizement  for  a  term  of  three  lives 
renewable  within  70  years  or  for  99  years,  at  the  option 
of  the  taker,  the  whole  of  your  honours'  concerns  at 

bSSe  mills  Isl^^^  bridge,  including  the  mills  and  fishery  there 

flsiierj.  g^j^^j  several  persons  having  appeared  and  bid  upon  the 
said  cant  and  alderman  James  Horan  having  bid  the 
sum  of  £200  yearly,  and  no  other  person  having  bid 
so  much,  we  therefore  declared  him  the  taker  thereof 
at  the  annual  rent  of  £200,  and  on  the  said  setting 
declared  the  terms  to  be  and  accordingly  set  the  said 
premises  subject  to  the  valuation  and  inquisition  made 

ciro^/**'  l)etween  the  corporation  of  Dublin  and  the  trustees  of 

^^^^-  the  Circular  road  and  subject  also  to  the  like  reservar 

tions  contained  in  the  former  tenant's  leases  of  said 
concerns,  the  several  materials  on  the  promises,  such  as 
are  the  property  of  the  city  to  belong  to  the  tenant 
and  recommend  that  leases  be  forthwith  prepared  and 

cityieAi.  when  approved  of  by  Mr.  Recorder  put  under  the  city 
seal  and  x>©rfected  to  alderman  Horan  of  the  said 
premises  upon  the  terms  aforesaid  at  the  said  yearly 

Rent.  rent  of  £200,  commencing  the  29th  day  of  September 

next  and  containing  a  covenant  upon  the  said  James 

Horan.  Horau  to  lay  out  £1,000,  in  lasting  improvements 
thereon  within  three  years  from  the  commencement 
thereof  or  to  pay  an  additional  yearly  rent  of  £50.  On 
the  same  day  we  set  up  by  public  cant  pursuant  to 
advertizoinont  a  plot   of  ground  situate  on   tlie  north 

JJ2»"  side  of  Thomas  street  containing  33  feet  3  inches  in 
front,  late  in  the  possession  of  Thomas  Howard's  repre- 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  319 

Bou  xxiiuA  sentatives,  and  several  persons  having  appeared  and  i7«s. 

m.  106.        bid  on  the  said  cant  and  Samuel  Beed,  esquire,  having  »*«*• 
bid  the  sum  of  £1  lis.  6d.,  a  foot  and  no  other  person 
having  bid  so  much,  we  declared  him  the  taker  thereof, 
and  recommend  that  leases  be  forthwith  prepared  of  Lowet. 
said  concerns  and  perfected  to  Mr.  Reed  for  the  term  of 
three  lives  renewable  wdthin  70  years  or  99  years  as 
he  shall  approve,  at  the  said  yearly  rent  of  £1  Us.  6d.  Rent, 
a  foot,  commencing  the  29th  of  September,  1784,  and 
containing  such  covenants  as  the  Recorder  shall  direct, 
and  that   the   said    lease  to  alderman  Horan    of   the  Honm. 
concerns  at  Island  bridge  shall  contain  a  restrictive 
clause  with  a  penalty  that  nothing  shall  be  erected  ciau«e. 
thereon  to  injure  or  impure  the  water  that  is  to  supply 
the  inhabitants  of  this  city.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,    the    committee's    report  O"^®'- 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  m^rwiii. 
committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  July,  1783. 

*  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  examining  trades-  R«p«rt. 
men's  bills,  having  met  on  the  16th  day  of  July  instant 

and  then  carefully  examined  the  following  bills,  that  s*"»- 
is  to  say:  — 

*  Thomas  Myler's  bill  for  glass  work     . . . 
'William  M'Cready's  bill  for 
'  William  M'Cready's  bill  for  main  guard 

*  Samuel  Reed's  bill  for  plumber's  work  ... 

*  Ambrose  Binn's  bill  for  beams  and  scales 

on  Aston's  quay 
'  Gilbert  Elliott's  bill  for  slater's  work  ... 

*  Thomas  Todd  Faulkner's  bill  for  printing 

and  stationery    ... 

*  Freeman's  Journal  bill  for  printing     . . . 

*  Dublin  Evening  Post  bill  for  printing  . . . 


£     B. 

d. 

73  0 

7 

28  7 

0 

7  4 

6 

34  18 

9 

31  18 

9 

23  4 

6 

70  17 

0 

16  10  11 

4  16 

4 

^6290  17    3 


320 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783. 


17B3. 

Amount  of 
Hlk. 


Order. 


Paynent. 


.106  6. 


Toll*  iind 
eiutonii. 


Report 
RaAdifl. 


AdrertiM- 
ments  for 
settixigtoUB 
and 
ciutoms. 


Recorder 


Itoed. 


'  Amountin&r  in  all   to  the   sum  of  £290   ITs.  3d.,  soUzziiiA 
sterling,  which  we  ^re  of  opinion  and  do  recommenJ  -  ^^^ 
be  forthwith  paid  to  the  several  persons  in  the  pro- 
portions above  mentioned.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con- 1 
firmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the  said 
several  persons  within  named  be  paid  the  amount  of 
their  several  bills  within  mentioned,  tlie  same  to  be 
allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

[13.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  tliat  the 
committee  appointed  for  insix^cting  the  management  of 
tolls  and  customs  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the 
16th  of  July,  1783. 

*  We  have,  since  the  last  assembly,  met  several  times 
to  take  the  subject  matter  to  us  referred  into  considera- 
tion, we  have  received  Doctor  Radclifif's  opiuion  upon 
the  point  upon  which  Mr.  Recorder  and  Mr. 
Whittingham  differed  and  which  has  determined  your 
committee  in  the  particular  in  our  last  r^x)rt 
mentioned.  We  ordered  advertizements  to  be  published 
for  setting  the  said  tolls  and  customs  on  the  26th  day 
of  June  last  for  three  years  commencing  the  29th  day 
of  September  next  and  met  for  that  purpose,  but  being 
of  opinion  that  every  care  and  caution  should  be  used 
in  setting  the  same,  to  prevent  as  much  as  possible 
any  claim  or  expectation  of  allowance  to  be  made  by 
the  said  city  to  any  person  who  might  become  the 
tenant  thereof,  we  directed  your  honours'  law  agent 
to  prepare  a  draft  of  a  deed  to  be  laid  before  Mr. 
Recorder  for  his  revisal  to  carry  the  said  salutary 
purposes  into  execution,  this  was  accordingly  done, 
tlie  said  tolls  and  customs  were  then  advertized  to  be 
set  on  the  16th  day  of  July  instant  and  a  copy  of  the 
said  deed  was  lodged  in  the  Town  Clerks*  office  for  the 
inspection  of  any  person  who  might  wish  to  become 
the  {enant  thereof.    We  then  met  to  set  the  same,  but 


IV. 


.'  !f:fh.      ■  - 


JAr.;i;.::]  Na.. 


DTTBLIK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1783.  321 

!  S'lw?^^'  ^*  appearing  to  us  that  it  would  be  more  to  the  advan-  g^©^ 

I  tage  of  the  city  to  vary  the  method  of  setting  the  said  J^^ 

tolls  and  customs  prescribed  by  your  honours,  by 
substituting  in  the  place  thereof  that  your  committee 
might  be  vested  with  further  powers  to  regulate  the 
present  docket  and  also  finally  to  set  the  same  by  public  PuUiccant 

j  cant  or  by  written  proposals  at  the  option  of  your 

committee,  that  the  taker  thereof  might  be  obliged  to 
advance  a  sum  not  less  than  £500,  upon  being  declared  Deposit, 
the  tenant,  the   same    to   remain    in    the    treasurer's 
hands  for  the  use  of   the   city  as  a  security  for  his  security. 

,  performance  and  to  be  allowed  him  at  the  expiration 

of  the  lease,  this  discretionary  power  they  do  recom-  lcmo. 
mend  be  vested  in  your  committee  to  obviate  the  many 
difficulties  which  fall  in  their  way  in  the  progress  of 
this  business. 

*  We  have  hereunto  annexed  a  draft  of  a  bye-law  Bje-uiw. 
prepared  by  Mr.  Eecorder  for  the  purpose  of  putting  Becorder. 
freemen    upon   the    same  establishment   with    others 
respecting  the  payment  of  the  tolls,  which  we  hope  will 
receive  your  honour*s  approbation.     Upon  resorting  to 
■I.10&,       your  late  treasurer's  accounts,  we   find   your   present  Accounts, 
tenant  Mr.  Timothy  Mahon  has  not  paid  any  rent  for  Mahon. 
your  tolls  and  customs  from  the  26th  day  of  December  Bent  due. 
last,  which  we  apprehend  should  be  enquired  into.' 

It  was    thereupon    granted,    the   committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
bye-law  hereto  annexed  be  also  confirmed  and  con-  Bye-iaw. 
sidered  in  future  as  a  standing  law  for  the  better 
regulation    of    toll,  and    it    is    further  ordered,  that 
whosoever  shall  be  the  taker  of  said  tolls  and  customs  ^f^Sd 
(whether  the  same   be    let    by   public  cant  or  under ''''^"■• 
written  proposals)   shall  execute  immediately  at  the 
time  of  such  setting  similar  leases  to  those  already  Leases. 
prepared  by  Mr.  Eecorder  and  now  remaining  in  the  J^"**'' 
Town  Clerks'  office  (otherwise  such  setting  to  be  void),  JaJ^.'' 
YOL.  zm.  T 


322  DXTBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,    1783. 

ijw.     ,     a  copy  of  which  lease  may  be  had  there  any  time  before  b«ii  xxmo. 

Toll*  and  .  m  105. 

oofltoBw      guch  setting. 

The  Bye-Law. 

Bj«.iaw.  "  Whereas  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  and 
citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin  have  always  of  right 
claimed,  used,  and  were  accustomed  by  their  bailiff  and 
toll  gatherer  for  the  time  being  to  receive,  take,  and 
be  paid,  and  did  receive,  take,  and  were  paid  a  toll 
dish  containing  one  pottle  and  choppen,  as  and  for  a 

Toll.  toll  of  and  for  each  and  every  barrel  of  com,  meal,  and 

flour,  brought  to  the  said  city  there  to  be  sold,  and 
which  said  toll  by  subsequent  regulations  was  fixed  to 
80th  part.     And  whereas  at  a  post  assembly  convened 

Thouei.      at  the  Tholsel  of  the  city  of  Dublin  on  the  6th  day  of 

i7».  March,   1780,  it  was  ordered  and  established  by  an 

act  of  the  said  assembly,  that  in  consequence  of  an 
agreement  entered  into  by  the  said  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs, 
commons,  and  citizens  with  several  millers  and  flour 
factors,  the  sum  to  be  taken  in  lieu  of  toll  on  every 

Flour.  bag  of  flour  coming  into  the  city  of  Dublin  there  to 
be  sold  and  belonging  to  such  miller  or  millers  as 
should  execute  a  deed  pursuant  to  said  agreement  and 
none  others,  should  from  and  after  the  29th  day  of 

Ton  per  March  aforesaid  be  Ifd.,  per  bag.  And  whereas  in 
pursuance  of  such  agreement,  several  of  the  flour 
millers  of  tliis  kingdom  have  since  the  time  aforesaid 
executed  deeds  agreeing  to  pay  the  said  toll  of  Ifd. 
per  bag  commencing  as  aforesaid.    And  whereas  it  is 

Freemeiu  thought  reasonable  by  this  assembly,  that  the  freemen 
of  the  said  city  should  enjoy  the  same  sidvantages  as 
foreigners  by  reducing  the  toll  on  flour  payable  by 
freemen  to  the  same  proportion  and  value  as  has  been 
established  by  the  said  regulation  between  this  city  and 

Millers.       ^^^^  said  miilers  and  flour  factors,  it  is  therefore  ordered 

Lctirs.       and  established  by  this  assembly,  that  from  and  after  m.io5fc. 


DITBLm  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783.  323 

Bou  xxiii.A.  the  29th  day  of  September  next,  the  sum  to  be  taken  itss. 

m.  105  6.  J  r  ^  '^qW,^  and 

in  lieu  of  toll  in  every  bag  of  flour  containing  2  cwt.  customg. 
weight    belonging  to  any  freeman    of   this    city  and 
coming  into  this  city  there  to  be  sold  shall  be  Ifd.  per  J^^^ 
bag,  containing  2  cwt.  weight,  and  no  more,  and  so  in 
proportion  for  every  bag  or  sack  of  flour  containing 
more  or  less  than  2  cwt.  weight  as  aforesaid.     Provided 
always  and  it  is  the  true  intent  and  meaning  of  this 
bye-law,  that    it    shall    only  relate  to  flour  and  that  fiour 
nothing  herein  contained  shall  extend  or  be  construed 
to  extend  to  exonerate,  release,  or  discharge  any  {)orson 
or  persons  whether  freeman  or   freemen,  foreigner  or 
foreigners,  from  paying  the  accustomed  toll  upon  com,  tou. 
grain,  and  meal,  which  by  the  bye-laws  and  usages  of  g^- 
this  city,  they  are  liable  to  pay,  it  being  the  true  intent 
and  meaning  hereof,  that  the  same  shall  be  and  remain 
upon  its  former  establishment,  anything  herein  con- 
tained to  the  contrary  notwithstanding." 

[14.]  Alderman  John  Darragh,  praying  to  be  allowed  ^5^^,; 
interest  on  the  sum  of  £B00,  sterling,  allowed  him  last  Mayoralty. 
Michaelmas  assembly :  whereujMDn  it  was  ordered,  that 
alderman  John  Darragh  be  allowed  interest  on  the  ^*^®t*  ""^ 
sum  of  £500  sterling,  within  mentioned  at  the  rate  of 
£5  per  cent,  from  the  24th  of  June  last  until  the  said 
sum  of  £500  be  paid. 

[15.]  The  masters,  wardens,  and  brethren  of  the  guild  ^Srohante 
of  merchants  to  be  paid  interest  at  the  rate  of  five  per  Payment  of 

^  ^        interest. 

cent,  on  £1,000  due  to  them  by  the  city  or  that  they 
be  paid  the  principal  sum  of  £1,000  and  the  interest 
now  due  thereon:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
petitioners  be  allowed  £5  per  cent,  on  the  above  sum 
of  £1,000  from  this  day. 

[16.]  Sir  Thomas  Blackall,  knight,  to  be  paid  a  sum  Biackau. 
of  money  advanced  by  him  for  drawing  rubbish  from  Rubbish. 
Arundel  court  to  Oxmantown  Green :  whereupon  it  was  Amndei 

*  court. 

ordered,  that  the  above  narmed  Sir  Thomas  Blackall  be 


824  DUBLIN   ASSEICBLY  BOLL,    1783. 


i7»  paid  the  sum  of  j£32  2s.  lid.  sterling,  for  the  reason  in  bou 

Payment    ^^^  abovo  petition  sot  forth,  the  same  to  be  allowed  the 

treasurer  in  his  accounts. 
Sa^an.        [^"^-l  Alderman  James  Horan  to  be  reimbursed  the 

expense  he  was  put  to,  by  acting  as  a  magistrate  in 
im^T*  the  justice'  rotation  office:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
Payment,     that  the  above  named  alderman  James  Horan  be  paid 

the  sum  of  £113  IBs.  sterling,  for  the  reasons  in  the 

above  petition  set  forth. 
Biacknii.         [18.]  Sir  Thomas  Blackall  and  Alexander  Sparrow. 
Aron<S5      gentleman,  for  a  licence  for  the  new  market  in  Arundel 
STrtet.      court:   whereupon  it  was    granted    pursuant    to    the 

prayer  of  the  petition  and  that  the  said  licence  when 

prepared  be  engrossed  and  put  under  the  city  seal. 
Moor*.  [19.1  Andrew  Moore,    to   be   continued   one   of   the».io*- 

collector  of        *^        ■" 

pipe  water  collcctors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  for  ward  No.  1. : 

reTenne.  *    * 

whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  named 
Andrew  Moore  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one  of  the 
collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  in  the  first  division 
during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year 
ending  Midsummer  assembly  1784,  he  giving  security 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office 
and  paying  to  the  said  city  treasurer  all  such  sums  of 
money  as  he  shall  from  time  to  time  receive,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date 
or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 
cJnSor  of  f^^'l  George  Bruce,  to  be  appointed  one  of  the 
Sll!!«T!^  collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  in  the  room  ol 

reTenne.  *    * 

Nathaniel  Stakes :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
within  named  George  Bruce  be  and  is  hereby  appointed 
one  of  the  collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  in  the 
room  of  Nathaniel  Stakes  during  the  city's  pleasure, 
not  exceeding  one  year  ending  next  Midsummer 
assembly  1784,  he  giving  security  for  the  faithful 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  paying  to  the 
city  treasurer  all  such  sums  of  money  as  he  shall  from 


xxiiUL. 


BtlBL^N  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  326 

B<>u^«iii,A.  time  to  time  receive    and    also    paying    to   the    said  i783. 
Nathaniel  Stakes  the  sum  of  £30  yearly,  said  sum  of  stakes. 
£30  to  be  paid  to  said  Stakes  monthly,  and  the  said  Payment, 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date 
or  this  order  for  appointing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[21.]  ThomAs     Knox,     praying     compensation     for  kbox, 
supplying  the   sheriffs   and   commons   with   candles,  *^®**^''- 
candlesticks,  and  other  necessaries  for  one  year  ending  NeceMMwies. 
this  assembly:    whereupon   it  was  ordered,   that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment, 
the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £6  sterling,  in  consideration 
of  supplying  the  sheriffs  and  commons  with  the  above 
necessaries  for  one  year  ending  this  assembly. 

[22.]  Rebecca    White,    widow    of    Thomas    White,  ^i^; 
deceased,  to  be  paid  the  annuity  due  to  her  late  husband  Annuity, 
at  the  time  of  his  death:  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  within  named  Bebecca  White  be  paid  the  sum  Payment, 
of  £20  sterling. 

[23.]  Lucy  Oulton,  widow  of  Walley  Oulton,  praying  oniton, 
usual  allowance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  orant. 
petitioner  ten  guineas. 

[24.]  Medicis  Oakes,  for  usual  allowance :  whereupon  oake«. 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  said  Medicis  Oakes  the  sum  Grant, 
of  ten  guineas, 
m.  104  6.         [26.]  Henry  Browne,  porter  of  the  Tholsel,  praying  Browne, 
usual  allowance :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  porter, 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment 
the  petitioner  £4  sterling. 

[26.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the  Bauai 
Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  16th  of 
July,  1783. 

*  Your  committeei,  since  their  last   report   to  your  Report, 
honours,  carried  on  the  business  of  the  office  in  the 


326 


DtlBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 


ir«. 

NewwmlL 


lilatressea 
of  worktnf 
lieople, 

Tjowther. 

Coal 
▼ensels 
cleared 
free. 


Cuh. 


BaJaaoe. 
Hart. 


Ballast 

Office 

acoouuto. 


usual  manner  and  have  made  a  considerable  progress  ko""!" *• 
in  building  the  IBO  feet  of  the  new  wall. 

*  Your  committee,  sensible  of  your  honours'  inclination 
to  co-o|)erate  in  relieving  the  distresses  of  the  working 
people,  have  ordered  that  the  vessels,  which  bring  the 
coals  given  by  Sir  James  Lowther  to  the  poor  of  this 
city,  should  be  cleared  out  without  any  charge  for 
tonnage  or  ballast. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed  which 
we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of 
£6,913  19s.  2d.  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £6,504  15s.  overpaid  on  the  account  of  the 
public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman 
Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £409  48.  2d.  All  which 
is  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  eight  of  the  committee.' 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  30th 
day  of  April,  1783,  inclusive  to  the  16th  day  of  July, 
1783,  exclusive. 


BAlUst  Office,  Dr. 


To  iMklaQce  of  la^t  quarter's  abstract 
To  ca«h  received  since 


Per  contra,  Or. 

By  cash  paid  for  raining  bullast 

By  caith  paid  for  repairing  the  pileA 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  ca.Hh  paid  for  building  and  repairing  gabb»ird«» 

By  ctiHh  paid  for  rent  and  contingent  disbuvtementM 

By  canh  [laid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

By  cash  paid  intercut 

By  balance 


£    s. 

d. 

...  »43  e 

0 

...  1177  5 

8 

£7,720  11 

8 

£       8. 

d. 

...   227  It 

4 

...   126  9  10 

...   145  0 

0 

...   147  16 

4 

...   67  5 

7 

...   12  S 

5 

...   80  0 

0 

...  6915  19 

2 

£7,ri0  11 

8 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 


£    8.    d. 


To 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  327 

BoUxxiiLi.  '  1783. 

m.  1046.  Per  contra.  Or.  Ballast 

£  8.    d.  Office 


By  cash  over  expended  per  last  quarter's  abstract  ...  ...  6S18  18    1 

By  casb  expended  this  quarter  ...  ...  ...    185  16  11 


accounts. 


£ej504  15  0 


18th  July,   1783. — Granted,  the  committee's  report  order 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly, 
m.  103.  [27.]  The  reverend  James  Bland,  praying  a  renewal  Biand. 

of  a  lease  of  premises  on  the  south  side  of  Castle  street :  c^; 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  contents  of  the 
within  petition  be  referred  to  the  committee  appointed 
for  inspecting  city  leases  near  expiring,  who  are  hereby 
empowered  to  have  a  map  of  the  said  premises  made 
out  and  set  the  same  by  public  cant  to  the  highest  and  Pubiwciuit. 
fairest  bidder  and  to  report  such  setting  to  the  next 
assembly. 

F.  R.  1783.  July  18. — ^Admissions  to  franchise.  Pranchi^j. 

B.  103.  -^ 

c-  3-  1783.  July  18.— Declaration  and  signatures.  5^!"*" 

m.  103.  *  Thomas      Greene. — Killner     Swettenhani. — Henry 

Hart. — Nathaniel  Warren. — John  Rose. — James  Shiel. 
—  George  Alcock.  —  William  Alexander.  —  William 
James.' 

ni.  lao  1783.  October  17.— Third  Friday  after  the  29th  of 

September. 

Lord  Mayor :  Thomas  Greene. 

Sheriffs:      Alexander     Kirkpatrick;     junior,     and 
Benjamin  Smith. 

[1.]  **  Resolved  unanimously,  that  the  particular  atten-  gj~^"' 
lion   of   our    late    worthy  chief  magistrate  alderman 
Nathaniel  Warren  to  the  police  of  this  city,  his  inde-  2dJ?inan 
fatigable  assiduity  to  the  duties  of  that  office,  and  his  PoUce. 
strenuous  endeavours  to  promote  its  trade  and  support  Trade, 
its  manufactures  calls  loudly  on  us  for  our  warmest  ^^*® 
acknowledgments. 


328 


DtTBLiK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    l783. 


1783. 
Thanks. 


Warren. 

Tnul«of 
city. 


Concur- 
r«no«. 


Corleton, 
Seed, 
Higk 
Sheriffs. 


Agreed  to. 


Faulkner's 
Journal. 

Distress. 
Manufac- 
tures.; 
Trade. 


Duties. 

Raw 

muterials. 

Manufac- 
tures. 
Agricul- 
ture. 

Tenantry. 


Printinfr 
resolutions. 


Petition, 


"Resolved  unanimously,  that   the   thanks    of    this  Roii xxiii.A. 
corporation  be  given  to  our  late  worthy  chief  magistrate 
alderman  Nathaniel  Warren  for  his  indefatigable  atten- 
tion to  the  trade,  police,  and  manufactures  of  this  city 
during  his  Mayoralty." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  request  the 
concurrence  of  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the  above 
resolutions. — Allowed. 

[2.]  "Resolved,  that  the  thanks  of  this  house  be 
presented  to  John  Carleton  and  Samuel  Reed,  our  late 
worthy  High  Sheriffs,  for  their  spirited,  upright,  and 
unremitted  attention  to  the  discharge  of  their  duties 
while  in  that  important  oflSce." 

The  Lord  Mayor   and   Board   of   Aldermen  unani-  m.  not. 
mously  agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the 
within   resolutions,    and   that  same   be   published   in 
Faulkner's  Journal  three  times. 

[3.]  "  Resolved,  that  the  deep  distress  of  our  famishing 
manufactures  and  the  alarming  state  of  the  trade  of 
this  country  give  us  the  utmost  concern  and  create 
apprehension  in  our  minds,  that  very  fatal  conse- 
quences may  result  from  this  dreadful  calamity,  if 
some  effectual  measures  are  not  immediately  adopted  to 
stop  its  progress. 

"Resolved,  that  it  appears  to  us  that  protecting 
duties  and  the  preventing  the  exportation  of  raw 
materials  will  be  the  most  effectual  means  of  securing 
employment  to  our  afflicted  countrymen,  re-establish 
our  almost  ruined  manufactures.,  promote  agriculture, 
and  secure  competence  to  the  tenantry  of  this  king- 
dom."— Allowed  unanimously. 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  with  m.  119. 
'he  Sheriffs  and  Commons    in    printing   the   within 
resolutions  and  that  the  parliamentary  committee  be 
empowered  to  draw  up  a  petition  with  the  assistance  of 
Mr.  Recorder  founded  on  the  within  resolutions  and 


DtTBUK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1783.  329 

2?  119^'^'  ^^^^  ^^^  sarae  be  engrossed,  put  under  the  city  seal,  and  ito. 
presented  to  parliament. 

[4.]  "  Resolved,  that  it  is  the  request  of  the  Sherififs 
and  Commons,  that  sir  Samuel  Bradstreet  and  Travers  Braeutreet 
Hartley,  esquire,  will  pay  particular  attention  to  the  H»tiej 
petition  of  the  Ballast  Office  praying  aid  and  that  they  aid. 
will  institute  a  parliamentary  enquiry  into  the  conduct  ofiioe. 
of  the  officers  in  the  employment  of  that  department,  in  vSLu^ 
order  that  the  grant  of  the  last  sessions  may  be  obtained 
and  the  characters  of  the  committee  may  be  cleared 
from  implied  censure." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unanimously 
agree    that    the    above    mentioned    instructions    be  Agreed  to. 
immediately  given  to  their  representatives  in  parlia- 
ment. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  the  right  Franchise, 
honourable  Thomas  Pelham,  esquire,  secretary  to  the  SSeSV. 
earl  of  Northington  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland :  where- 
upon it  was  ordered,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be 
presented  to  the  right  honourable  Thomas  Pelham, 
esquire,  secretary  to  the  lord  lieutenant,  in  a  silver  box  siwerbox. 
not  exceeding  in  value  five  guineas. 

[6.]  Alderman  Nathaniel  Warren,  late  Lord  Mayor,  J[j^^^ 
praying  to  be  paid  the  usual  sum  of  £600:  whereupon 
it  was  unanimously  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  Mayoraitj 
on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  the  Pajment. 
sum  of  £600  sterling,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his 
accounts,  deducting  thereout  one  hundred  guineas  in 
lieu  of  the  commons'  ball.  £1?"'°''* 

[7.]  Alderman  Henry  Hart,  praying  to  be  continued  g^^ 
la. iwA.  Ballast  Master:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  ^•••*^- 
within  named  alderman  Henry  Hart  be  and  is  hereby 
elected  Ballast  Master  and  treasurer  to  the  Ballast 
Office  for  the  port  and  harbour  of  Dublin  for  one  year 
ending  next  Michaelmas  assembly  1784,  at  the  annual 
salary  of  £160,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  saiazy. 


330 


DtTBLm   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 


1783. 

Do  lien. 


S«ouritj. 


FUot 
eommittee. 

Seport 


Cooke, 


M'Gregor, 

haTen 

masUr, 


Aoooant. 
BftUmce. 


Buoj. 
Chaini. 


Order. 


City  pipe 
water. 


HeporU 


Grand 
Canal 
company. 


discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  also  for  his  ^j^^*- 
accounting  justly  for  all  such  sums  of  money  as  he 
shall  receive  from  time  to  time,  as  shall  be  approved  of 
by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  said  security  to  be 
entered  into  in  ten  days  from  this  date  or  this  order  to 
be  void. 

[8.]  The  report  of  the  pilot  committee. 

*We,  the  committee  elected  pursuant  to  an  act  of 
parliament  for  regulating  the  pilotage,  havenage,  and 
lighterage  in  the  port  of  Dublin,  do  t^hink  it  our  duty  to 
inform  your  lordship  and  honours,  that  since  our  former 
report  of  the  17th  October,  1780,  captain  James  Cooke, 
one  of  the  haven  masters,  died  and  we  elected  captain 
John  M'Gregor  to  succeed  him  in  said  office  of  haven 
master. 

'  That  on  settling  the  Ballast  Master's  account  to  Ist 
May  last,  there  appeared  a  balance  that  day  in  his 
hands  of  £214  Os.  8d.  sterling. 

*  That  since  that  time,  we  have,  at  a  considerable  m.  ns. 
expense,  been  providing  a  new  buoy  and  chains,  etc., 
to  replace  those  on  the  banks,  etc.,  as  occasion  may 
requira 

*  Signed  by  five  of  the  committee.' 

17th  October,  1783. — Granted,  the  committee's  report, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  better  supplying  the  city  of 
Dublin  with  pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report 
of  the  16th  October  instant. 

'We  have  carefully  attended  to  the  business  to  us 
committed  since  our  last  report  and  having  been  applied 
to  by  the  Grand  Canal  company  in  order  to  ascertain 
their  demand  on  the  gross  produce  of  the  pipe  water 
revenue,  for  one  year  ending  26th  March,  1782,  your 
committee  therefore  on  the  29th  of  July  last,  went  into 


BtJBLiK  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783.  331 

Roll  xxiuu.  that  business  and  finding  that  the  gross  collection  for  itss. 

m.  118  fr. 

that  year  amounted  to  £5,692  16s.  8d.  and  that  ten 
per  cent  for  said  sum  being  their  demand  amounted  to  Demiuid. 
£669    6s.    6d.,    we    therefore    ordered   the    said    last 
mentioned  sum  payable  to  Richard  Baggs,  esquire,  ^"^^ 
agent  and  secretary  to  said  company.    On  the  8th  of 
September  it  having  been  proved  before  us,  that  a  mule, 
the  property  of  John  Carton,  had  been  killed  by  putting  carton, 
his  foot  into  one  of  the  key  holes  in  Greek  street,  in  ^^ 
consideration  of  the  loss  of  said  mule  we  ordered  said 
John  Carton  to  be  paid  five  guineas.  Payment 

'  On  the  16th  of  September  they  were  furnished  by  the 
paving  corporation  with  an  account  of  their  demand  for  p«^^»"?  ^. 

*^  °  "^  coTporatiou 

paving  work  done  over  the  pipes,  which  had  been  newly  demand, 
laid  and  repaired,  amounting  to  £96  Is.  7^d.,  which 
sum  they  ordered  to  be  paid,  having  first  received  their  Payment, 
officer's  report  thereon  that  the  work  had  been  properly 
done.     On  the  same  day  they  were  furnished  with  an 
account  from  the  Town  Clerks  amounting  to  £79  16s.  Jj^Jj;^ 
2d.,  for  business  done  and  money  expended  by  them  for  *^«o»*»* 
m.  117.        your  committee  and  for  their  weekly  attendance  upon 
them,  and  drawing  their  several  reports  to  the  general 
assembly  for  one  year,  which  sum  they  ordered  to  be 
paid,  but  they  now  recommend  in  future  the  Town  Payment. 
Clerks   be   paid    a    sum    of    fifty   guineas   annually 
commencing  the  29th  of  September  last,  to  be  in  full 
satisfaction  and  discharge  of  any  demand  they  may 
have    or    claim    against    this    committee    for    their 
attendances  thereupon  and  for  all  business  done  and 
money  expended  by  them  on  account  of  your  committee. 
*  On  the  26th  of  September,  they  received  a  petition 
from  sir  Thomas  Blackall  and  Alexander  Sparrow  q^^I\ 
praying  a  supply  of  water  for  the  use  of  the  city  market  city 
and  having  obtained  a  report  from  their  engineer  of  the 
practicability  of  supplying  the  said  market  from  the 
main    in   Plunkett    street,    have    complied   with    the  JS^t*" 


332  DtTBLlN  ASSEMBLT   ROLL,    1783. 

^''^^         petitioners'  request  upon   their   defraying   the   entire  ^mila 
Expense,     expeuse  attending  the  same,  to  which  the  petitioners 
have  agreed. 

*  On  the  6th  of  October,  they  received  petitions  from 
0^!*^""      messieurs  Nathaniel  Walker  and  George  Gee,  praying 

a  recompense  for  the  additional  trouble  they  have  been 
at  in  their  respective  departments  during  the  last  year 
and  your  committee  are  of  opinion,  that  they  deserve 

Payment,  and  do  recommond  that  they  be  paid  a  sum  of  £10 
each  for  their  extraordinary  services  during  the  last 
year.      They   also   received    a  petition   from   Daniel 

Hanten.  HautonviUe,  praying  the  same  gratuity  which  was 
granted  to  him  last  year  and  that  it  might  be  continued 
to  him  in  future  annually  in  addition  to  his  salary 
and  they  recommend  that  said  Daniel  Hautenville  be 

Payment,  paid  a  sum  of  £20  for  the  extraordinary  trouble  he  has 
been  at  in  his  department  during  the  last  year. 

*  It  appears  to  your  committee  from  the  accounts  of 
22^^^     alderman  Geale  your  late  treasurer  settled  down  to  the 

29th  September,  1782,  that  he  was  then  indebted  to  the 
f^.'***'  pipe  water  fund  a  sum  of  £918  19s.  6d.^  which  is  by 
said  account  brought  over  and  credited  to  the  general 
account  of  the  city  revenue,  they  are  of  opinion  that  the 
said  sum  so  misplaced  shall  be  brought  back  to  the 
credit  of  the  pipe  water  fund  and  that  in  future  the 
pipe  water  account  shall  be  kept  separate  from  the  m.  117. 
general  account  of  the  corporation, 
ijurenoe,        *  Your  committec  having  read  the  petition  of  Richard 
keeper.       Laurouce,  basou  keeper,  and    being    assured    of    his 
diligent  attention  in  his  department,  do  recommend  that 
Payment     he  be  paid  a  sum  of  £2  9s.  2d.  for  such  his  extra- 
ordinary trouble.' 
Order.  It  was  thereupon   granted,   the   committee's   r^ort 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  except  as  to 
that  part  relative  to  the  supply  of  water  to  the  new 
^ket      city  market  and  ordered  that  the  pipe  water  committee 


DUBLUr  ASSSICBLT  BOLL,   1788.  333 

Boll  jxiii^.  do  now  defray  the  expense  of  lajring  down  the  branch  iTsa. 
"  for  the  supply  thereto,  on  the  tenants  pajring  the  pipe 

water  tax  as  customary,  otherwise  that  the  water  be 
supplied  to  the  inhabitants  of  said  market  gratis  for  the 
term  of  three  years  only  from  this  day,  their  paying 
the  expense  of  laying  down  the  main,  and  that  instead 
of  the  sum  of  50  guineas  annually  to  be  paid  to  the  ^"^^^^  ^ 
Town  Clerks,  that  they  only  be  paid  a  sum  of  25  jgjjj^^ 
guineas  annually  commencing  as  within. 

"  Eesolved,  that  the  sum  of  money  advanced  by  the 
pipe  water  committee  for  rebuilding  the  Coal  quay  wall  Safi.**"^ 
be  returned  by  the  city  treasurer  to  the  pipe  water 
fund." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  with  Agreed  to. 
the  Sheriflfs  and  Commons  in  the  within  resolution. 

[10.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  the  management  of  tolls  and  Toiie  and 
customs  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  14th 
October,  1783. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  in  pursuance  of  the  Beport. 
powers  vested  in  us  by  your  order  upon  our  last  report, 
either  to  set  the  said  tolls  and  customs  by  public  cant  Pabuc  otnt. 
or  by  receiving  written  proposals  for  the  same,  we 
therefore  met  in  order  to  determine  which  of  said  modes 
of  setting  might  be  most  advantageous  to  your  honours' 
interest  and  upon  such  meeting  resolved  to  receive 
proposals  in  writing  for  said  tolls  and  customs  and  to  propoaais. 
set  the  same  hereunder  for  the  term  of  three  years 
m.116.  from  the  29th  of  September,  1783,  and  accordingly 
published  advertizements  to  that  purpose.  And  having 
met  on  the  8th  day  of  August  last  (being  the  day 
appointed  for  receiving  such  proposals  and  for  declaring 
the  tenant  thereunder)  and  having  then  received  several 
written  proposals  sealed  up,  we  opened  the  same,  when 
upon  comparing  them  together,  it  appeared  that 
messieurs  Richard  and  Isaac  Manders  had  proposed  Manden. 


334  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 


Boll  xxiii  A. 


1783.  the  annual  sum  of  £4,0B1  for  a  lease  of  said  tolls  and  „  1,6, 

iuxn.  customs  for  three  years,  and  no  other  of  said  proposals 

being  so  high,  we  then  declared   said  Richard  and 

Huidera.  Isaac  Mandors  tenants  thereof,  and  they  having  then 
also  lodged  in  the  hands  of  the  city  treasurer  the  sum 

Deposit,      of  £600,  agreeable  to  act  of  assembly,  we  therefore 

Lease.  immediately  caused  a  lease  of  said  tolls  and  customs 
to  be  prepared  to  said  Richard  Manders  and  Isaac 
Manders  agreeable  to  the  draft  heretofore  settled  by 
Mr.  Recorder  for  the  term  and    at   the    yearly  rent 

City  seal,  aforosaid  and  which  lease  was  then  put  under  the  city 
seal  and  a  counterpart  thereof  duly  executed  by  the 
said  Richard  and  Isaac  Manders,  who  also  at  the  same 

Security,  time  cxecuted  £36  as  a  further  security  for  the  monthly 
payments  of  said  rent  during  the  continuance  of  said 
lease.' 

Order.  It  was  thereupon  granted,   the  committee's  report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 
[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons  setting  forth  that  the 

Tradee.  Committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  October, 
1783. 

Beport  *  We,  ihe  committee  appointed  for  examining  trades- 

men's bills,  having  met  on  the  16th  day  of  October 

Bill,,  instant  and  then  carefully  examined  the  following  bills, 
that  is  to  say. 

£    8.   d. 

*  James    Potts,    for    advertizing    from 

November,  1781,  to  26th  September, 

1783 42  16    9J 

*  Samuel  Reedi  for  plumber's  work  from 

26th  January,  1783,  to  3rd  Septem- 
ber, 1783  23    1     1 

*  Alexander  M*Cullagh,  bricklayer,  for 

work  at  the  Mayoralty  house  ending 
September,  1783  ...  ...      69    8    9 


DTTBLIW  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  336 


Roll  zxiit.A. 
in.  U6. 


'Isaac    Poole,   tinman,    ending    27th 

September,  1783 

.  U6».  *  Charles  Strong,  coachmaker,  from  8th 

January,  1781,  to    30th  September, 

1783  

*  Simon    Vierpyle,    stone    cutter,    for 

business  at  the  Mayoralty  house    ... 

'Timothy  Dyton,  for   printing   in   the 

Gazette  from  January,  1780,  to  May, 

1783 

*  Freeman*s    Journal,     from    October, 

1781,  to  September,  1782 
'Thomas  Todd  Faulkner,  for  printing 

and   stationery  from    27th   July   to 

2l8t  September,  1783       ... 
'The     same,     for     advertizing     from 

October,    1782,   to  27th    September, 

1783  

'Gilbert  Elliott,  slater,  from  July  to 

September,  1783 
'George  Caimcross,  for  painting,  etc., 

down  to  21st  October,  1782 
'  Ditto  for  ditto,  from  October,  1782,  to 

September,  1783 
'  Richard  Raper,  glazier,  from  April, 

1782,  to  September.  1783 


£  a. 

d.  i7«». 

Ti«d««. 
mm-sbini. 

6  9 

2 

48  11 

7 

36  19 

3 

8  12 

3 

24  14 

6 

137  2 

1 

100  14 

Bi 

11  18 

6 

27  17 

5 

34  6  11 

32  7 

3 

£604  19    0 


*  Amounting  in  all  to  the  sum  of  £604  19s.  sterling,  snm  toui. 
which  we  are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  be  forth- 
with paid  to  the  several  persons  in  the  proportions 
above  mentioned.' 

It  was  thereupon   granted,   the  committee's   report  order 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 


336  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1783. 

17W.  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Eon  miiA. 

p«yiii«nt.     |.j^^  several  persons  in  the  within  report  mentioned,  the 

several  sums  reported  due  to  them,  the  same  to  be 

allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 
[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
SSS'*****  committee  appointed  for  setting  the  beams  and  scales 

have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  IBth  September, 

1783. 
Report.  '  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  8th  day  of 

September  instant,  we  met  pursuant  to  public  advertize- 
Pubiiccfint  ment  and  then  proceeded  to  set  by  public  cant  to  the 

highest  and  fairest  bidder  for  one  year  commencing 

the  1st  of  November  next,  the  several  beams  and  scales 

belonging  to  the  city  of  Dublin  (except  those  on  the  m.  us. 

granary)  and  several  persons  having  appeared  and  bid 
Bioxham.  on  the  said  cant  and  Mr.  Mark  Bloxham  having  bid  the 
Manden.     ^^^  cf  £230  in  trust  for  Mr.  Richard  Manders  and  no 

other  person  having  bid  so  much,  we  thereupon  declared 

him  the  highest  bidder  and  the  taker  thereof  and  Mr. 
Payment.    Maudors  thereupon  paid  down  the  sum  of  £230  pursuant 

to  the  terms  of  the  advertizement  and  we  intend  agree- 
able to  the  terms  of  such  setting  to  cause  the  proper 
City  seal,     power   to    be   prepared   and   put  under  the  city  seal 
Mauden,     appointing   the    said   Richard    Manders  weighmaster 
m11!S^.       during  the  term  aforesaid  and  to  cause  him  to  take  the 

necessary  oath  upon  such'  appointment  as  soon  as  his 

term  thereto  shall  commence.' 
^^^^  It  was  thereupon    granted,  the    committee's    report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[13.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
City  leases.  Committee  appointed    for    inspecting  city  leases  near 

expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  14th 

October,  1783. 
Report.  *  W®  inform  your  honours,  that  we  have  examined 

Garnett.      ^^^^  ^hc  circumstances  of  the  petition  of  George  Garnett, 

esquire,  referred  to  us  from  the  last  assembly  and  it 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783,  337 

S?"!?"*^  having  appeared  to  your  committee,    as    his    petition  itbs. 

states,  that  he  did  not  receive  i)ossession  of  7J  acres  PoMewiou. 
part  of  the  lands  of  Ballycullen  for  six  months  after  Baiiycuiien. 
his  rent  for  the  same  commenced  to  your  honours,  we 
therefore  recommended  that  Mr.  Garnett  be  allowed  out  AUowanc*. 
of  the  rent  £3  16s.  being  six  months'  rent  for  said 
7J  acres. 

*We  then  took  into    consideration    the   petition    of 
Richard  Manders  also  referred  to  us,  complaining  of  Manderg. 
.  many  obstructions  given  to  him  both  by  the  commis-  oiwtrac. 
sioners     for     opening     the     avenues     and     by     lord 
Carhampton,  which  prevented  him  a  considerable  time  SS?**"^' 

lu.  1151.      from  carrying  on  his  building  upon  the  lot  of  ground 

part  of    the  pest  houses  which    he   holds    from   your  PesthoiweB. 
honours    and    stating   that    he  was  at  a  considerable 
expense  in  keeping  forcible  possession  of  said  lots  for  Expenao. 
several  weeks,  and  therefore  for  the  reasons  above,  we 
are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  that  Mr  Mander's 
yearly  rent  for  said  lot  of  ground  do  commence  on  the 
29th  day  of  September,  1788,  instead  of  the  25th  of  Bent. 
March,  1783,  as  mentioned  in  his  lease  thereof. 

*  We  have  caused  the  masters  of  the  city  works  and 

Surrey. 

City  surveyor  to  view  the  houses  and  ground  in  Grafton  onifton 
street,  Suffolk  street,  and  Exchequer  street  formerly  suHoik 
set  by  your  honours  to  the  several  tenants  thereto  and  Exchequer 

*  .     -  <.  street. 

for  your  information  as  to  the  state  of  the  buildings 
and  materials  made  thereon  and  beg  leave  to  refer 
your  honours  to  the  report  of  the  said  masters  of  the 
works    and   city  surveyor  hereto    annexed,  and  your 
committee  find  that  Mr.  Myers  has  not  complied  with  Myew. 
the  terms  of  his  agreement  with  the  corporation  for  the 
liberty  of  the  passage  adjoining  his  lot  of  ground  in 
Grafton  street  and  therefore  recommend  that  the  law  Law  agent 
agent  do  proceed  in  order  to  compel  him  fo  comply 
therewith,  and  your  committee  pray  they  may  have 
power  forthwith  to  set  by  public  cant  such  lots  of  PuWiccant. 
VOL.  xni.  SS 


338 


DUBLIJI   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783. 


178S. 
Lots  of 
ground. 


Byron,  city 
BurTeyor. 


Payment. 
Order. 


Tenant!. 


Leaaes. 
Process. 


Scriven, 
law  agent 


Beport. 
Accounts. 


Amount. 


Payment 


Order. 


ground,  as  now  appear  by  the  said  annexed  report,  not  2**"i5^'"*' 
to  be  built  upon  pursuant  to  the  covenants  contained 
for  that  purpose  in  the  respective  leases  of  said  lots. 
Your  committee  having  examined  the  account  of 
Samuel  Byron,  city  surveyor,  for  business  done  for 
this  committee  amounting  to  £20  19s.  9d.,  are  of  opinion 
that  the  same  be  paid.' 

It  was  therefore  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
committee  be  also  empowered  to  consider  how  far  the 
several  tenants  of  Suffolk  street,  Grafton  street,  and 
Exchequer  street  have  complied  with  the  clauses  in 
their  respective  leases  thereof  and  to  proceed  against  m.  lu. 
such  of  them  as  have  not  done  so  in  such  manner  as 
the  Recorder  shall  advise. 

[14.]  Edward  Scriven,  setting  forth  that  the  com- 
mittee to  whom  his  i^etition  was  referred  have  made 
the  annexed  report  of  the  18th  September,  1783. 

*  We,  the  committee  appointed  to  settle  the  accounts 
of  Mr.  Edward  Scriven,  met  upon  that  occasion  and 
after  minutely  examining  the  same  find  that  he  hath 
transacted  the  city  business  from  Trinity  term  1780  to 
Hilary  term  1782,  which  with  the  several  sums  of 
money  disbursed  by  him  amount  in  the  whole  to  the 
sum  of  £548  4s.  4d.,  sterling,  and  that  he  hath  received 
and  for  which  he  has  given  credit  the  sum  of 
£9  Is.  5d.,  so  that  there  remains  due  him  the  sum  of 
£539  2s.  lid.,  which  we  are  of  opinion  and  do  recom- 
mend he  bo  paid.  That  the  principal  part  of  said  bill 
has  been  taxed  by  the  pro|)er  ofiicer,  the  remainder 
being  incidental  disbursements  could  not  undergo  a 
regular  taxation.' 

And  the  said  Edward  Scriven,  praying  to  confirm 
the  said  report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly  : 
it  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con- 
finned  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the  city 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  339 

B«ai  xxuLa.  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Mr.  itw. 


m.  lU. 


Payment. 


Edward  Scriven  the  sum  within  reported  due  to  him, 
the  same  to  be  allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts 
and  that  in  future  Mr.  Scriven  do  furnish  his  accounts 
every  six  months. 

[IB.]  Thomas  White,  for  a  renewal  of  premises  in  white. 
Grafton     street     by     adding     the     life     of    Edward  a^t^l^ 
Witherington  in  the  room  of  John  Binns  deceased:  Leajw. 
whereupon  it  was  granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of 
the  petition. 

[16.]  Alderman  George  Wrightson,  for  a  renewal  of  wnghuon. 
1M6      premises  on  Aston's  quay  by  inserting  the  lives  of  Alton's 
their  royal   highnesses  George  Prince    of   Wales   and 
Frederick,  bishop  of  Osnaburgh  in  the  room  of  James 
Blair  and  William  Blair,  deceased :  whereupon  it  was  Lea«e. 
granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[17.]  Thomas  Trulock,  esquire^  and  Nugent  Booker,  '^^^^ 
to  have  leases  in  their  own  names  of  ground  in  Suffolk  ^^^^ 
street  lately  taken  by  alderman  Rose :  whereupon  it  ^«»*^^- 
was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[18.]  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert,  for  usual  ?^^?L, 
allowance  for  attending  grand  juries  and  summoning  or«ind 
prosecutors    in    criminal    cases:    whereupon    it    was 
ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,  pay   the   petitioners    the   sum    of  £22    15s.  Payment, 
sterling,  in  consideration  of  their  trouble  set  forth  in 
the  above  petition. 

[19.]  William    Osbrey,    praying    to    be    continued  jjj^gj 
Marshal  keeper :   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  ^^v^^- 
above  named  William  Osbrey  be  and  is  hereby  con- 
tinued Marshal  keeper  to  the  city  of  Dublin  during  the 
city's     pleasure,     not    exceeding     one    year    ending 
Michaelmas  assembly  1784,  with  all  the  just  fees  and 
perquisites  belonging  to  said  employment  and  that  the 
said  petitioner  shall  be  bound  in  a  bond  of  £3.,000,  soad. 
and  find  three  sureties  each  to  be  bound  in  separate 


340  DT7BUN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783. 

1783,  bonds  of  £1,000  for  indemnifying  the  city  from  all  eoUixila. 

Bond*.  '  f       ^  -^      ^  BuUii. 

escapes  and  for  the  due  execution  of  said  employment, 

that  he  shall  on  Monday   in  every  week  make  and 

^tL^L       return  a  list  on  oath  of  every  person  in  his  custody 

u{)on  any  action  or  execution  or  process  whatsoever 

cottrtf^       from  the  city  or  Tholsel  court  distinguishing  at  whose 

suit  such  person  or  persons  was  or  were  committed 

and  when  and  where  and  by  whom  discharged  and 

whether  such  person  hath  been  kept  in  actual  custody 

or  not,  said  security  to  be  approved  of  by  the  Lord 

Mayor  and  Sherififs  and  entered  into  in  one  week  from 

this  day  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to 

be  void. 

osbrey.  [20.]  William  Osbrey,  praying   to    fit    up   hospital 

nmmsii     rooms    in    the    city    Marshalsea:   whereupon    it    was  01.113. 

"    *^^  ordered,  that  one  room  be  fitted  up  as  an  hospital  for 

the  puri)Oso  in  the  within  petition  mentioned  and  that 

the  expense  attending  the  same  do  not  exceed  the  sum 

Payment,     of  £25  sterling,  said  sum  to  be  paid  to  William  Osbrey, 

city  Marshal,  to  be  by  him  laid  out  to  the  best  advantage 

for  the  purpose  within  mentioned. 

Done.  [21.]  Joseph  Done,  praying  freedom:   whereupon  it 

was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition 

for  the  fine  of  £4. 

i!?r7t.yor!^^      [22.]  Sanmel  Byron,  praying  to  be  continued  city 

surveyor:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the 

prayer  of  the  petition  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not 

exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas  assembly  1784. 

Pun-ell,  [23.]  John  Purcell,  clerk  of  the  commons,  praying 

commons.    uBual  allowauco :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 

Payment,     city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 

the  petitioner  twenty  guineas. 

Si'^iStut       f""^'-!  J^"^^s  Clarke,  to  bo  appointed  Serjeant  at  mace: 

"^^'         whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  named  James 

Clarke  be  and  is  hereby  appointed  one  of  the  Serjeants 

at  mace  for  the  said  city  during  the  city's  pleasure^ 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1783.  341 

S^n?^*^^  not    exceeding    one    year    ending    next    Michaelmas  i783. 

assembly  1784,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  security, 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  redelivery  of 
the  silver  mace,  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  ^l^^ 
approve  of,  said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month 
from  this  date  or  this  order  for  appointing  the  petitioner 
to  be  void. 

[2B.]  Robert  Cooke,  to  be  appointed  officer  of  mace:  j^^^^at 
like,  like  order.  °^®- 

[26.]  Francis    Gibbons,    praying    usual    allowance:  Gibbon*, 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do, 
on  the  L#ord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  Pa^-ment. 
guineas. 

[27.]  John  Waller,  one  of  the  city  beadles,  praying  J^^;  '''*^ 
usual  allowance:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  payment, 
the  petitioner  £3  sterling. 

[28.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
m.  113  ft.     Ballast  Office  to  the  ^neral  assembly,   the  16th  of  g^J^ 
October,  1783. 

*  Your  committee,   since  their  last  report  to  your  Report, 
honours,    continued    the   building    of   the    two    new 
gabbards  and  the  repairs  of  the  old  gabbards  and  piles,  pj^s.'^^' 
they  also  completed  the  building  of  the  150  feet  of  the 
new  wall,  which  was  begun  last  spring  and  have  made  waiT. 
a  considerable  progress  in  building  300  feet  more. 

*The  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  having  respectively  {^er  of 
received  copies  of  an  order  of  the  lord  lieutenant  and  ^^  w"iSJon 
council  dated  the  19th  of  last  month,  a  copy  of  which 
is  hereunto  annexed,  the  Ballast-  Master  according  to  ^"^^ 
said  order  attended  the  board  and  laid  before  them  the 
books  and  papers  required,  and  was  examined  con- 
cerning said  accounts,  the  manner  of  building  the  new  -A-ocounts. 
wall,   and   the  manner    of    conducting    the    several 
branches  of  the  Ballast  Office  works.    Mr.  Broughton,  SSugiiton. 


tary  grant. 


342  DUBLDI   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1783. 

I7S3L  though  not  concerned    in    receiving    or    pavong    any  ^^^^ 

money,  also  attended  and  was  examined. 

'  The  parliament  granted  aid  last  session  for  carrying 

on    the  Ballast  OflSce  wall,  provided    that    it    should 

apjioar    that    the    Ballast    Office    revenue    had    been 

regularly  accounted  for  pursuant  to  act  of  parliament, 

ckmenu     aiid  when  the  Ballast  Master  applied  to  Mr.  Clements 

i^m«nt     the  deputy  vice-treasurer  for  payment  of  said  grant, 

he  replied  he  had  not  received  any  order  of  council 

to  authorize  him  to  pay  it. 

'  We  were  unwilling  to  lose  last  season  for  carrying 

Wall.         on  the  Ballast  Office  wall,  though  there  was  not  cash. 

in  the  office  sufficient  to  pay  all  the  expenses  as  the 

Adl^ceof  ^"^^^^^  proceeded,  alderman  Sutton  advanced  payment 

inouey.       ^^  ^Y\e  mouutain  stone-cutters  weekly  as  they  supplied 

•tones.        the  stones,  which  was  a  great  advantage  for  the  reason 

of  our  procuring  those  stones  so  much  cheaper  than  we 

did  formerly  is  owing  to  our  taking  them  as  they 

pajment.     cau  be  Supplied  and  paying  ready  money,  if  we  were 

to  delay  taking  them  till  we  wanted  a  great  number 

together,  the    stone-cutters    would    not    furnish   them 

without  being  paid  a  higher  price.     We  have  now  above 

a  1,000  stones  that  are  not  laid. 

*  Your  committee   beg   leave   to    represent   to   your 

B«>«j«»»to».  honours,  that  Mr.  Richard  Broughton,  their  clerk,  has 

Gratuity.     l>ecn  alwavs  paid  a  gratuity  at  the  end  of  every  three 

years,  before  the  appointment  of  a  new  committee  and 

they  recommend,  if  your  honours  shall  think  fit,  that 

he  be  paid  twenty  guineas  as  usual. 

Cash.  *  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 

we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of  m.  112, 
£7,14G  9s.  4d.  in  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £6,758  3s.  2d.  over-paid  on  the  account  of 
Balance,  the  public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman 
Hart.  Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £338  6s.  2d.,  all  which 
is  humbly  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  seven  of  the  committee.' 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1783.  343 

Roll  «m.A.      State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  16th  itss. 

"**  ■*■  Ballftst 

July,  1783,  inclusive,  to    the    15th   of  October,  1783,  ornce 

,       .  accoanti 

exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 
To  balance  of  last  quarter'n  abBtract 

£  s.  d. 
...    6913  19    2 

To  cash  received  since 

...    1464  17    7 

£8378  16    9 

Per  contra,  Cr. 
By  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast   ... 

£  «.  d. 
...      293  11    8 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

...      118    1    0 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

...      145    0    0 

By  cash  paid  for  building  and  repairing  gabbards 

...      419    8    5 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  disbursements 

...       92  12    4 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse  ... 

...      105  14    0 

By  cash  paid  interest 

...       59    0    0 

By  balance 

...     7146    9    4 

£8,378  16    9 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

£      s.    d. 

To 



Per  contra,  Or. 

£     B.    d. 

By  balance  over  expended  the  last  quarter's  abstract    ... 

...    6504  15    0 

By  cash  expended   this  quarter  ... 

...      253    8    2 

£6,758    3    2 

I7th  October,  1783. — Granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
Ballast  Master  do  pay  Mr.  Richard  Broughton  in  the  Broughton 
foregoing  report  named  the  sum  of  twenty  guineas,  the  Payment, 
same  to  be  allowed  on  the  Ballast  Office  accounts,  and 
that  application  be  made  to  parliament  under  the  city  ^^'JJSf"" 
seal  for  further  aid  to  carry  on  the  works. 

p.B.  1783.  October  17. — Admissions  to  franchise.  Franchise. 

C.3.  1783.  October  17. — Declaration  and  signatures.    .      J?^'*™- 

m.  112  6.  1783.  November  19. — ^Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  "  We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  Nomination 
of  the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  nominated  and  a^dermsn. 


344  DrrojH  assembly  boll,  1783-1784. 

iJ5^_^     returned    Henrv  Howison    of    Jer\-is  street,  Richard  boh  lun.*. 

Merman.  ^^'>ncrieffe  of  Capel  Street,  Patrick  Bride  of  Dominick 
sta-et,  and  John  Carleton  of  Eustace  street,  esquires, 
as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  place  of  alderman  ot  the 
said  city  and  do  her(*v  return  the  names  with  the 
additions  of  the  said  four  persons  to  you  the  Sheriffs 
and  Commons  of  the  said  citv,  in  order  to  your  electing 
one  of  the  said  four  persons  an  alderman  of  the  said 

d^S2ir°'  city,  in  the  room  of  alderman  George  Wrightson, 
deceased. 

"  Thomas  Greene,  Lord  Mayor." 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of 
Election.  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot  from  among  the 
four  Sheriffs'  Peers  returned  to  this  house  by  the  Lord 
SdT^n  *f^y^^  ^^^  Board  of  Aldermen,  Henry  Howison 
merchant  of  Jervis  street,  esquire,  to  the  place  of  an 
alderman  of  the  said  city,  in  the  room  of  alderman 
George  Wrightson,  deceased. 

"  Alexander  Kirkpatrick,  junior,  Benjamin  Smith, 

Sheriffs." 

'  Thomas  Greene. — ^Thomas  Blackall. — Willoughby 
Lightbume. — ^Henry  Hart. — ^Thomas  Emerson. — ^Henry 
Bevan. — William  Dunn. — ^Joseph  Lynam. — Anthony 
King.' 

1784.  1784.  January  16. — Fourth  Friday  after  the  25th  m.  128. 

of  December,  1783. 

And^tort         [1.]  Auditors  of  the  city  accounts  for  the  last  year. 

accouui*.  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  masters  of  the  works,  alder- 
men sir  Thomas  Blackall,  Lightburne,  Dunn,  sir 
Anthony  King,  Darragh,  Horan,  Alcock,  Rose, 
Howison,  messieurs  Thomas  Andrews,  Joseph 
Maddock,  Batty,  Sankey,  Leet,  Creighton,  Jones, 
Mallow,  Harrick,  Ewing,  Magee,  Richard  Manders, 
Moncrieffe,  Ransford,  Fleming,  Lane,  Jenkins, 
Pern  barton. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,  1784.  345 

S?ia8^*^"      [^'5  Ordered,    that    the    following    aldermen    being  its*. 
entitled  to  the  six  and  ten  per  cent,  at  the  Custom 
House,   be,  and   are   hereby  appointed  by  the   Lord 
Mayor  and  Board   of  Aldermen  to  be  of   the   pilot  ^mmittee. 
committee,  pursuant  to  an  act  of  parliament  for  vesting 
further  powers  in  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons, 
and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin  for  securing  the 
ships  trading   to   the  port   and   harbour  of   Dublin, 
aldermen  Hamilton,  Darragh,  Horan,  Sutton,  Howison,  Aidormen. 
and  that  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  do  appoint  ten  of 
the  commons  entitled  as  aforesaid  to  be  of  the  said 
committee. 

[The  ten  of  the  commons:]  Messieurs  David  Dick,  commons. 
Campbell,  Arthur  Guinness,  William  Cope,  Eichard 
Manders,    Worthington,    Leech,     Carleton,     Synnott, 
Binns. 

[3.]  "  Resolved,  that  a  committee  be  appointed  to  take 
into  consideration  the  present  state  of  the  Tholsel,  and  '^^^ 
that  the  committee  be  empowered  to  make  such  tem- 
porary repairs  to  render  the  same  secure  as  they  may 
find  necessary: — 16th  January,  1784." 

Ordered,  that  the  contents  of  the  within  resolution  order, 
be  referred  to  the  committee  for  inspecting  city  leases 
near  expiring,  who  are  hereby  empowered  to  enquire  Enquiry, 
into  the  same  and  report  their  opinion  thereon  to  the 
next  assembly. 
1..127  [4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  reimburse  the  late^^^^^ 

Lord  Mayor  his   expenses   in  providing   horses   and 
servants  for  the  state  coach :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  ^^ 
that  the    city    treasurer   do,    on   the    Lord    Mayor's 
warrant,  pay  alderman  Nathaniel  Warren,  late  Lord  Payment. 
Mayor,  the  sum  of  £50,  for  the  purpose  above  men- 
tioned, the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[6.]  "Eesolved,    that    Sir    Samuel    Bradstreet,   our  Bradstreet. 
late  Eecorder,  has  discharged  the  important  duties  of  Recorder, 
that  office  with  abilities,  uprightness,  and  integrity, 


346  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1784. 

17M.  wc  therefore  return  him  our  most  sincere  and  unfeigned  bou  xxiii  i 

Thanks.  ™-  ^• 

thanks  for  his  attention  to  the  interests  of  this  city 
during  the  time  he  filled  said  emplojrment." 

X*™l  Ordered,  to  be  inserted  three  times  in  the  Dublin 

Journal. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  a  piece  of  plate 

Bradxtreet.  to  Sir  Saniuel  Bradstreet,  baronet,  in  lieu  of  half  a 

BecoMer.    j'car's    allowance    as    Recorder:    whereupon    it    was 

puie.  ordered,  that  plate  not  exceeding  in  value  the  sum  of 
£80,  be  presented  to  Sir  Samuel  Bradstreet,  baronet, 
for  the  reasons  in  tfie  within  petition  mentioned,  and 
that  the  committee  appointed  for  inspecting  city  leases 

iMcription.  be  enjpowered  to  draw  up  a  proper  inscription  to  be 
engraved  thereon. 

oakes.  [Ga.]  ifedicis  Oakes  for  usual  allowance:  whereupon 

it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 

Grant.  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  five  guineas  as  a 
gratuity,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  them.  127 6. 
committee  heretofore  appointed  for  bettor  supplying  the 

waterf^  city  of  Dublin  with  pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed 
report  of  the  22nd  December,  1783. 

Beport.  *  We  inform  your  Honours,  that  we  have  attended 

carefully  to  the  business  to  us  committed  since  our 
last  report.     On  tho  13th  of  November  last,  we  directed 

J^-  that  all  the  old  lead  and  iron  as   returned  to  them 

remaining  in  the  stores  should  be  disposed  of  under 

Myine.  the  direction  of  Mr.  Mylne.  It  having  been  repre- 
sented to  your  committee  that  numbers  of  the  inhabi- 
tants of  Dublin  not  having  provided  themselves  with 

ciitern,      a  proper  cistern  and  ball-cock  to  prevent  the  water 

Waste.  running  to  waste,  they  therefore  caused  2,000  hand- 
bills  to   be    printed    and    distributed   amongst    such 

Notice.  inhabitants,  giving  notice  that  the  penalty  of  £10 
directed  by  act  of  parliament  would  be  inflicted  and 
recovered  off  any  such  person  so  neglecting.      They 


m.  lit. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  ROLL,  1784.  347 

Rou  xxiiUu  havinfi;  been  applied  to  by  the  inliabitants  of  Cannon  itw. 

lu.  127  6.  °  ^  ^  "^  Cannon 

street  for  a  supply  of  water,  they  ordered  the  proper  stwet. 
instrument  to  be  prepared  and  when  signed  by  such 
inhabitants,  that  the  said  supply  should  be  given  them 
under  the  direction  of  Mr.  Mylne,  they  also  ordered  the 
like  instrument  to  be  prepared  and  signed  by  some  of 
the  inhabitants  of  North  Great  George's  street  up  to^J^^ 
lord  Kenmare's  house,  who  had  also  applied  for  water.  S^S?  * 

*  Your   committee   have    read    and    considered   the  homST'* 
report  of  the  sub-committee  to  whom  they  referred  to 
examine  the  four  several  lists  of  arrears  made  out  Aweaw. 
and  returned  by  your  supervisors  and  inspector,  an 
abstract  whereof  is  hereunto  annexed,  and  they  having 
first  caused  Mr.  Richard  Cave,  junior,  to  be  sworn,  they  cave. 
proceeded  to  examine  him  touching  said  arrears  upon 
which  he  deposed. 

"That  the   said   four   several   lists  were  true  and^^^^( 
faithful  returns  and  that  the  several  sums  of  money 
therein  respectfully  charged  as  arrears  were  due  upon 
insolvent  persons  to  the  best  of  his  knowledge   and 
belief." 

'Whereupon  your  committee  ordered  your   super- 
visor to  strike  all  sucK  arrears  out  of  your  rental,  and  Reuui. 
they  are  of  opinion,  that  in  consideration  of  the  extra- 
ordinary trouble  and  atitention  which  Air.  Cave,  junior,  cara 
must  have  given  in  making  out  such  list  of  arrears, 
which  appear  to  them  to  have  been  done  with  accuracy 
and  care,  he  ought  to  be  made  an  adequate  compensa-  Jjon  ^"**" 
tion  for  the  same.' 

It  was  thereupon   granted,  the  committee's   report  ordor 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  except  as  to  that 
part  relative  to  Mr.  Cave,  which  is  hereby  recommitted  cave. 
to  the  pipe  water  committee,  who  are  hereby  empowered 
to  ascertain  a  sum  of  money  adequate  to  the  trouble  Money. 
Mr.  Cave  has  had  and  to  report  the  same  to  the  next 
assembly. 


348 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784- 


17«4. 
flcriveii, 
law  ofTont. 

Aecoiintii. 


R«IM)rt. 


Icconnt 


Disburse- 
in«ut«. 


[8.]  Edward  Scriven,   sotting  forth   that  the   com- 2;^^  ««"•*• 
mittee    appointed    for     settling    his    parliamentary 
accounts  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th 
December,  1783. 

*  We,  the  committee  to  whom  the  memorial  of  Mr. 
p]J\vard  Scriven  to  settle  his  parliamentary  disburse- 
ments and  accounts  during  the  last  session  and  our 
former  report  made  tHereon  were  recommitted,  have 
again  entered  into  a  disquisition  of  the  said  matter. 
We  have  examined  the  account  and  our  report  of  the 
9th  of  April  last  and  cannot  find  any  reason  to  vary 
onr  former  report,  save  only  in  the  payment  of  £1B0 
ordered  by  your  honours  in  part  discharge  of  Mr. 
Scriven's  accounts.  Wo  find  that  Mr.  Scriven's  dis- 
bursements together  with  his  incidental  business  in 
that  department  amounts  to  the  sum  of  £415  14s.  Id., 
and  that  he  has  given  credit  for  the  city's  orders  for 
£360,  80  that  there  remains  due  to  him  upon  this  account 
the  sum  of  £65  14s.  Id.,  which  is  to  be  added  to  the  sum 
of  £50  Os.  8d.  remaining  due  to  several  public  officers 
and  others  for  their  several  bills,  making  in  the  whole 
the  sum  of  £115  fis.  9d.,  which  we  are  of  opinion 
and  do  recommend  Mr.  Scriven  be  paid  in  full  for  his 
disbursements  and  attendance  during  the  said  session.' 

And  the  said  Edward  Scriven,  praying  to  confirm 
the  said  report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly: 
it  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con- 
firmed and  m.ade  an  act  of  assembly  and  that  the  city  w.ias. 
treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the 
witliin  named  Edward  Scriven  the  balance  due  to  him 
as  in  the  within  report  mentioned,  the  same  to  be 
allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

Wolfe.  [9.]  Theobald  Wolfe,  esquire,  to  be  paid  £80,  due  by 

city  obligation:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 

Payment      city  trcasuror  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 


8uui  due. 


Order. 


Payment. 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    17^4.  349 

Bou  xxiii.A.  the  petitioner  the  sum  in  the  above  petition  mentioned,  r/84. 
™'     *       the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[10.]  Eobert  Emmet,  esquire,  to  be  paid  £B00,  due  by  Emmet, 
four  obligations:   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  a 
debenture  for  the  sum  of  £500,  payable  to  alderman  Debenture. 
John  Darragh  bearing  interest  at  the  rate  of  £B,  per  uarragh. 
cent,  be  immediately  made  out  and  put  under  the  city 
seal,  he  having  thereupon  agreed  to  pay  the  petitioner 
the  amount  of  the  obligations  above  mentioned  and  obligations, 
also  upon  his  getting  a  debenture  bearing  five  per  cent.  Debenture, 
for  a  balance  due  to  him  since  he  served  the  office  of 
Lord  Mayor  amounting  to  about  £400,  for  which  at 
Midsummer  assembly  there   was  an   order   made  to 
bear  interest. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Henry  Franchise. 
Vaughan  Brooke,  esquire :  whereupon  it  was  granted  Brooke, 
unanimously  gratis,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the 
petition. 

[12.]  Samuel    Falkiner,    esquire,    for    freedom,    thepaikiner. 
rather  at  the  request  of  Samuel  Eeed,  esquire,  late  one  ^'*"^**- 
of  the  High  Sheriffs :  whereupon  it  was  granted  gratis, 
pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[13.]  Ralph  Meredith,  for  freedom,  the  rather  at  the  JF^^^ 
request  of    alderman   Nathaniel   Warren,   late   Lord 
Mayor:  whereupon  it  was  granted  gratis,  pursuant  to 
the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  affix  city  seal  to 
m.  125  ft.      deeds  of  conveyance  of  Foster  and  Eaton's  holding  in  Poster. 

.      .  I.  T  .  .  1     Baton. 

Dame  street  to  the  commissioners  for  making  wide  Dame 
and  convenient  streets:    whereupon   it   was  granted, wiTe* 

streets 

according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  affix  city  seal  to  an  Answer  to 
answer  to  Mr.  Thorp's  bill,  whereupon  it  was  granted,  buu^* 
according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[16.]  John  Carrol,  for  renewal  of  leases  of  two  lots  carroi. 
of  ground  in  Harry  street  by  adding  the  life  of  his  SSet. 


350  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784. 

1784.  royal  highness  Frederick,  bishop  of  Osnaburgh  in  theiioiixna^ 

room  of  Precious  Clarke  deceased:  whereupon  it  was 
granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[17.]  Certain   of   the    commons,    to    take   into   con- 
ormnd        sidcration  the  proposal  of  the  Grand  Canal  company 
coinpojij.     thereto  annexed:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
proposal  of  the  Grand  Canal  company  hereto  annexed 
Deposit,      be  agreo<l  to  and  that  in  order  to  pay  the  deposit  in 
Debentures,  sald  proposal  mentioned,  that  debentures  be  struck  off 
for  the  sum  of  £2,500,  bearing  interest  at  the  lowest 
Bond.         rate  the  treasurer  can  raise  it,  and  that  one  bond  for 
£500,  being  the  first  deposit  of  the  said  sum  of  £2,500, 
be  immediately  struck  off,  and  that  debentures  for  the 
remainder  of  said  sum  be  not  sealed  until  this  corpora- 
tion be  called  upon  by  the  Canal  company, 
^wof        [^^'1  -H^^^^y  ^^^^  George  Boe,  to  be  continued  gaolers 
Newirate.     Qf  hjg  niajcsty's  new  prison :  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 
that  the  within  named  Henry  Eoe  be  continued  gaoler 
of    Newgate    for    one   year    ending    next    Christmas 
assembly  1785,  and  that  George  his  son  be  appointed 
assistant  gaoler  to   the  said  Henry  Roe   during  the 
city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year,  provided  theHLia*. 
said  Henrj^  Roe  lives  so  long,  and  provided  also  that 
the  said  George  Roe  do  constantly  reside  in  the  said 
gaol  during  the  time  aforesaid,  upon  their  giving  such 
security  for  indemnifying  the  city  from  all  escapes  and 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  that  office,  as 
the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  ten  days  from  the  date 
hereof  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioners  to  be 
void,    and   in    such    case    that   the   Lord  Mayor    be 
requested   to  convene  a  post  assembly  to   appoint   a 
proper  person  to  be  gaoler  of  Newgate  in  the  room  of 
the  said  Henry  Eoe. 
SSSSitat       [19-]  John  Barnett,  to  be  restored  to  the  office  of 
Serjeant  at  mace:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 


mace* 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1784.  351 

Ron  xxiiiA.  within  named  John  Bamett  be  and  is  hereby  appointed  nw. 
one  of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  during  the  city's  pleasure 
not  exceeding  one  year  ending  next  Christmas  assembly, 
1785,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  security, 
of  the   duties   of  said   office   and    redelivery    of   the 
silver  mace   as  the  Lord   Mayor   and  Sheriffs   shall  ^^^ 
approve  of,   said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  ono 
month  from  this  date,  or  this  order  for  appointing  the 
petitioner  to  be  void. 

[20.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  appoint  a  com- 
mittee to  enquire  into  the  duties  of  the  Recorder :  S^cotdw. 
whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  Lord  Mayor, 
Sheriffs,  treasurer,  masters  of  the  works,  aldermen 
Dunn,  sir  Anthony  King,  Darragh,  Horan,  Alcock, 
Sutton,  Howison.  and  fourteen  of  the  commons  to  be 
named  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  or  any  seven  of 

in.  124  b.      them  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a  committee  for  the  comimttee. 
purposes  in  the  wiffiin  petition  mentioned,   who  are 
hereby  empowered  to  enquire  into  the  same  and  report 
their  opinion  thereon  to  the  post  assembly,  which  is  to 
be  convened  on  Wednesday  the  28th  instant,  for  the  Election  of 

-II-  -r^  1  Uecordor. 

purpose  of  electing  a  Recorder. 

[The  fourteen  of  the  commons:]  Messieurs  Campbell, commons. 
Biuns,  Leet,  Burno,  Guinness,  Magee,  Hayes,  Synnott, 
Arnold,     Dick,     Creichton,     McCready,      Dickinson, 
Mulhern. 

[21.]  The  report  of  alderman  Henry  Hart,  Ballast  ggj."^* 
Master,  to  the  general  assembly  the   14th  January, 
1784. 

'Since  the  last  report  of  the  late  committee  of  Report, 
directors  of  the  works  belonging  to  this  office,  said  works, 
works  have  been  carried  on  in  the  usual  manner. 

*  The  late  committee  caused  that  part  of  the  new  New  wau. 
wall,  which  was  begun  last  summer,   to  be  secured 
against  receiving  any  damage  during  the  winter 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  by  cwh. 


352 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL, 


1784. 


17^. 
Fond. 


BalaBO«. 


Hart 

BallMt 

Office 

accoimti. 


which  there  is  a  balance  of  £7,2B4  6s.  lOd.  on  the^^^ 
Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which  deducting  £6,896  6s. 
9d.  overpaid  on  the  account  of  the  public  money,  the 
balance  in  my  hands  is  £369  Is.  Id.,  all  which  is  sub- 
mitted to  your  honours. 

'Signed. — Henry  Hart.* 
State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  15th  »•  123. 
October,  1783,  inclusive,  to  the  14th  January,  1784, 
exclusive. 


BallOBt  Office,  Dr. 


To  bAlAQce  of  last  quarter's  abstract 
To  cash  received  since 


£ 

a. 

d. 

7146 

9 

4 

.  ms 

5 

7 

£8,264  14  U 

t 

8. 

d- 

.   2a 

1 

8 

.   102  14 

6 

.   145 

0 

0 

93 

3  11 

.   101 

1 

4 

,   24  19 

4 

22 

7 

4 

.   300 

0 

0 

.  72&4 

6  10 

£8,264  14  U 

Per  contra,  Or. 

By  cosh  paid  for  raising  ballast  ... 

By  cash  paid  for  repairsat  the  piles 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  on  gabbards 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  disbursemente 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  lighthouse 

By  cash  paid  interest 

By  cash  paid  off  debentures  Noe.  32  and  76 

By  balance 


Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money.  Dr. 


e.   d. 


To 


Order. 


Per  contra.  Or. 

By  baUuice  expended  as  per  last  quartei's  abstract 
By  cash  expended  this  quarter 


£ 

8. 

d. 

6758 

3 

2 

137 

2 

7 

£6,895    5    9 


16th  January,  1784. — Ordered,  that  the  Lord  Mayor,  m  us*. 
Sheriffs,     treasurer,     aldermen    Lightbume,     Sevan, 
Dunn,    sir   Anthony    King,   Darragh,    Horan,   Shiel, 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL, 


1784.  3B3 


Roll  xxiii.i.  Sutton,    Alexander,    Howison,    and    twenty    of    theiTsi 
commons  to  be  named  by  the  commons  or  any  seven  of 
them  be   and  are  hereby  appointed  a   committee  of  committee, 
directors  of  the  Ballast  Office  of  the  port  and  harbour 
of  Dublin,  and  that  they  be  and  are  hereby  empowered 
to  examine  the  Ballast  Office   accounts   for  the  last  ^^ 
quarter  and  to  proceed  from  time  to  time  as  they  shall  **^^^** 
think  proper  and  that  the  within  report  bo  confirmed 
and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[The   eighteen  of   the  commons:]  Messieurs    Dick, commona. 
Binns,  Synnott,  Humfrey,  Eichard  Tudor,  Benjamin 
Wilson,  Patrick  Ewing,  James  Clarke,  Crosbie,  Tandy, 
Mulhorne,  Edward  Clarke,  Thomas  Dawson,  Bloxham, 
Marniaduke  Clarke,  Cope,  Hughes,  Taylor. 

F.B^  1784.  January  16.-^Admission8  to  franchise.  Franchise. 

^'^'  1784.  January  IG. — Declaration  and  signatures.       SJ^*"' 

m.  1236.  1784.  January  28. — Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  sotting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  to  enquire  into  and  explain  the 
duties  of  Kecorder  and  to  ascertain  his  salary  have  Duties  and 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  23rd  of  January,  1784.  S^SJfder. 

*  We,  the  committee  appointed  to  enquire  into  and  Report, 
explain   the    duties   of    Recorder  of    Dublin    and  to 
ascertain  his  salary,  having  met  upon  that  business, 
are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  that  from  henceforth 
upon  every  sitting  of  the  quarter  sessions,  the  majority  ^JJlJS, 

m.  laa.  of  the  justices  then  on  the  bench,  including  the 
Eecorder,  shall  determine  the  day  on  which  the  sessions 
shall  be  adjourned  to;  we  are  further  of  opinion,  that 
every  adjournment  of  the  quarter  sessions  shall  sit 
two  successive  days  in  order  to  discharge  the  gaol^'j^J^^ 
effectually  and  in  order  to  leave  greater  room  for  the 
attendance  of  prosecutors,  unless  it  should  happen  that 
these  purposes  can  be  fully  answered  by  one  day's 
sitting.  We  are  also  of  opinion,  that  the  Recorder 
VOL.  xm.  A  A 


354  DUBUN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1784. 

17W.  shall  diligently  attend  all  general  and  post  assemblies aonmii*. 

for  the  purpose  of  giving  advice  to  the  Lord  Mayor, 
Board  of  Aldermen,  Sheriffs  and  Commons,  and  shall 

uuttics.  punctually  attend  such  committees  of  the  cor- 
poration as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  members  thereof  shall 
judge  his  attendance  necessary  upon,  and  to  which 
such  attendance  shall  be  required  by  a  regular 
summons.    We  are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  that 

sauiy.  the  salary  of  Eecorder  shall  from  and  after  the  16th 
of  January,  1784,  be  fixed  and  ascertained  at  £360 
per  annum,  in  order  thereby,  that  he  shall  become  an 
independent  judge,  and  that  no  petition  from  him  or 
from  any  succeeding  Eecorder  or  any  other  person  on 
his  or  their  behalf  praying  any  increase  of  salary  or 
emolument  of  any  kind  from  or  under  the  corporation 
to  any  future  assembly  or  post  assembly  shall  on  any 
account  or  pretence  whatsoever  be  admitted  or  read 
in  buch  assembly  or  post  assembly.    We  have  read  and 

Oath.  considered  the  words  of  the  oath  hitherto  taken  by  the 
Eecorder  of  Dublin  upon  his  election  into  that  office 
and  we  are  of  opinion  that  after  the  word  "Mayor" 

SiertecL  ^^1  such  oath,  the  words  "  Aldermen  and  Sheriffs  "  be 
inserted,  and  that  after  the  word  **  him  "  in  said  oath 
the  words  "  and  them ''  be  also  inserted,  after  which  the 
said  oath  will  stand  thus. 

Oath  of  "  First  you  shall  swear  to  be  faithful  and  true  to  our 

B«oorder. 

"  Sovereign  Lord  the  King  of  Great  Britam,  France, 
**  and  Ireland,  his  Heirs  and  successors  for  evermore, 
"  you  shall  give  your  faithful  and  true  council  unto 
**  the  Mayor,  Aldermen,  and  Sheriffs  of  this  city  for 
"  the  time  being  as  a  Eecorder  should  do  and  at  all 
**  times  answer  him  and  them  for  council  without 
"lawful  excuse,  you  shall  justly  and  truly  minister m. ia*» 
"justice  unto  all  his  majesty's  subjects  that  shall  have 
"  to  do  before  you  and  in  right  and  true  manner 
"  execute  all  and  singular  things  appertaining  and 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1784.  35B 

Boll  xxiii.A.  **  belonging  to  office  of  Eecorder  of  this  city,  these  and  ^^w. 

m.  1221..  O      O  J>  Oath  of 

"all  other  things  for  the  king's  majesty's  weal  and ^«''**^«i«'- 
"  the  weal  of  this  city  to  your  power  you  shall  do  and 
"execute,  "  so  God  you  help,"  and  by  the  holy  contents 
"  of  that  book." 

'Which  oath  as  herein  before  written,  your  com- Recorder's 

'    ^  oath  on 

mittee  do  recommend  may  stand  and  remain  as  the  «^««*^^<^"- 
oath  to  be  taken  by  every  succeeding  Eecorder  to  be 
elected  by  your  honours.' 

And  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said  order, 
report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly :  it  was 
thereupon  granted,  (He  committee's  report  confirmed 
and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  except  as  to  the  two 
first  paragraphs  therein  contained,  which  respect  the 
adjournment  of  the  quarter  sessions  by  the  n^ajority  2SS<^I. 
of  the  justices  then  present,  and  such  sessions  sitting 
two  successive  days  at  each  adjournment. 

[2.]  Dudley  Hussey,  esquire,  praying  to  be  elected  hJJ^J^ 
Eecorder  of  the  city  of  Dublin   in  the  room  of   Sir 


Samuel  Bradstreet,  baronet,  one  of  the  judges  of  hisj^®^ 


[street. 


majesty's   court  of  king's-bench :   whereupon  it   was 
ordered,  that  the  above  named  Dudley  Hussey  be,  and  j^JJf^^ 
is  hereby  admitted  Eecorder  of  this  city  during  his  ^•®°'"*^«^- 
good  behaviour,  at  the  yearly  salary  of  £350  sterling,  saiary. 
with  the  usual  fees  and  perquisites  to  the  office  of 
Eecorder  belonging,  the  said  salary  to  commence  from 
this  day 

Dudley   Hussey,   esquire,    sworn  Eecorder  the  9thswom. 
February,  1784. 

1784.  March  4. — Post  Assembly. 

[1.]  John    Lambert,    esquire,    praying    to    be    dis-jgjj^^ 
f ranchised :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  petitioner's  °^*®'^- 
resignation  of  his  itreedom  of  this  city  be  accepted  of. 
m.  121.  [2.]  Certain   of  the  commons,  praying   to   petition  com 

parliament  to    grant  the    like    bounty    as    formerly 


356  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784. 

1784.  allowed  on  the  carriage  of  com  cominff  to  Dublin  r-KoUndii. a. 

Carriage  of  °  ^  m.  121. 

cOTB^to  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  petition  hereto 
annexed  for  the  purpose  above  mentioned  be  forthwith 

City  seal,  engrosscd,  put  under  the  city  seal  and  presented  to 
parliament. 

Petiuon.  The  petition  put  under  the  city  seal  and  presented 
accordingly. 

1784.  April  1.    Post  Assembly. 

Nominatioii     [1.]  "We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of 

alderman,    the   city   of    Dublin,  Have  this  day  nominated   and 

returned  Richard  Bolton  of  Usher's  quay,  Benjamin 

Ball    of    Stephen's    Green,    Henry    Gore  Sankey  of 

Grafton  street,  and  Richard  Moncrieffe  of  Capel  street, 

esquires,  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  place  of  alderman 

of  the  said  city,  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with 

the  additions  of  the  safd  four  persons  to  you  the  Sheriffs 

and  Commons  of  the  said  city,  in  order  to  your  electing 

Edward      oue  of  the  said  four  persons  an  alderman  of  the  said 

Sankey, 

deceased,     city  in  the  room  of  alderman  Edward  Sankey  deceased. 

"  Thomas  Greene,  Lord  Mayor." 

[2.]  "  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons,  have  this  day 

Election,     elected  by  ballot  from  among  the  four.  Sheriffs'  Peers 

returned  to  this  house  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of 

Hemy        Aldermcu,    Henry    Gore    Sankey    of    Grafton    street 

SdiSin.    merchant  to  the  place   of    alderman   of   said  city  in 

the  room  of  alderman  Edward  Sankey  deceased. 

"Alexander  Kirkpatrick    junior,  Benjamin  Smith, 
Sheriffs." 

1784.  April  9.— Post  Assembly. 
fu^T^'or*^      [1.]  Samuel  Byron  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  surveyor 
cwlS!"      praying    to    be    disfranchised:     whereupon    it    was 
ordered,  that  the  petitioner's  resignation  of  his  freedom 
of  this  city  be  accepted  of. 

*  Thomas   Greene. — Thomas   Blackall. — Willoughby 
Lightburne. — Henry  Hart. — ^Henry   Bevan. — ^William 


DTTBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1784.  357 

Bou  xxiii.A.  Alexander. — ^Henry      Howison. — John       Rose. — John  i784. 

m.  121.  "^ 

Exshaw. — James  Shiel. — ^William  James.' 

m.  issw  1784.  April  23. — Second  Friday  after  Easter.^ 

[1.]  "We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen,  ^Jj^*^°"®' 
have  this  day  elected  alderman  James  Horan  to  serve  ^J^^'- 
in  the  place  or  office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city 
for  the  ensuing  year  commencing  from  Michaelmas 
next  and  do  hereby  return  the  said  alderman  James 
Horan  to  you  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  said 
city  for  your  approbation. 

"  Thomas  Greene,  Lord  Mayor." 

"  We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  city  of  Dublin 
in  common  council  assembled,  have  this  day  by  ballot 
approved  of  alderman  James  Horan  to  serve  in  the  hom, 
office  of  Lord  Mayor  of  the  said  city  for  the  ensuing  Mayor, 
year  commencing  from  Michaelmas  next. 

"  Alexander  Kirkpatrick,  junior,  Benjamin  Smith, 

Sheriffs." 

[2.]  ".We,  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  of  the  common  ^^JlhSSlf 
council  of  the  city  of  Dublin  have  this  day  by  ballot 
nominated  the  following  eight  freemen  of  the  said  city 
resident  within  the  said  city  or  the  liberties  thereto 
adjoining,  each  of  them  worth  in  real  and  personal 
estate  in  possession  the  sum  of  £2,000  sterling,  over  and 
above  all  their  just  debts,  that  is  to  say,  Ambrose  Leet 
of  Stephen's  Green  merchant  tailor,  Jeremiah  D'Olier  of 
Dame  street  merchant,  Patrick  Ewing  of  James's  street 
m.  135A.  merchant,  Samuel  Collins  of  Aston's  quay  merchant, 
Joseph  Hone  junior  of  Summer  street  weaver,  Benjamin 
Gault  of  Mary's  abbey  merchant,  William  Humfrey  of 
the  Inns  quay  merchanty  Caleb  Jenkin  of  Dame  street 
stationer,  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs 
of  the  said  city  and  do  hereby  return  the  names  with 

ISaster  day,  11  April,  1784. 


3B8  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784. 

Ni^nation  *^^  additioTis  of  the  said  eight  persons  to  you  the  Lord  »<>"  ^di*-*- 
Sheriffs.      Mayor  and  aldermen  of  the  said  city  in  order  to  your 
electing  two  of  the  said  persons  to  be  Sheriffs  of  fhe 
said    city   for   the    ensuing   year    commencing   from 
Michaelmas  next. 

"Alexander  Kirkpatrick  junior,  Benjamin  Smith, 

Sheriffs." 

Election.         "We,  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  of 

the  city  of  Dublin,  have  this  day  elected  by  ballot 

LtSt***'       Caleb  Jenkin  of  Dame  street  stationer  and  Ambrose 

sherifli.      L^|.  Qf  Stephen's  Green  merchant  tailor,  out  of  the 

eight  persons  returned    to    us    by    the    Sheriffs    and 

Commons  as  fit  persons  to  serve  in  the  office  of  Sheriffs 

of   the  said    city  for  the   ensuing  year   commencing 

from  Michaelmas  next. 

"  Thomas  Greene,  Lord  Mayor." 

Thimka.  [3.]  «<  Resolved,  that  the  sincere  thanks  of  this  house 

LS^d"**  t)e  presented  to  the  right  honourable  Thomas  Greene, 
Mayor.  Lord  Mayor  of  this  city,  for  his  zealous  and  prudent 
exertions  in  dispersing  a  number  of  persons  assembled 
in  College  Green  on  Monday  the  6th  instant  and 
particularly  for  his  humane  and  constitutional  conduct 
in  declining  to  call  in  the  aid  of  a  miltary  force  until 
he  had  found  the  civil  power  inadequate  to  that 
purpose." 

Biaokaii.  The  Lord  Mayor  retired  and  sir  Thomas  Blackall 
having  taken  the  chair,  the  Board  of  Aldermen  there- 

renc?'^*  upon  unaniniously  agree  and  concur  with  the  Sheriffs 
and  Commons  in  the  foregoing  resolution,  and  resolved 
that  the  same  should  be  published  three  times. 

Manufac.         [4.]  "  Eesolved    unanimously,  that    in    the    present 

Lreiaud.      distressed  situation  of  the  manufactures  of  this  city 

and    kingdom   now  rendered   truly  alarming   by  the 

refusal  of  protecting  duties,  it  becomes  indispensibly 

necessary  for  every  friend  of  L^land  to  encourage  as 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  359 

m!*iMft*^^  much  as  lies  in  their  power  the  consumption  of  the  its*. 

manufactures  of  their  own  country."  tiSS^"^ 

nuLnufftc- 

"  Resolved  unanimously,  therefore  that  we  will  not  t^res. 
purchase  any  other  than  the  manufactures  of  Ireland  ^^^®  **' 
either  for  ourselves  or  families,  until  the  manufactures  iJJSnd! 
m.  134        of  this  oppressed  nation  ai^e  properly  protected." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani-  Ewointiona 

•^  agreed  to. 

mously  agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the 
foregoing  resolutions  and  that  the  same  be  three  times 
published  in  the  Dublin  Journal.  ^^i. 

[5.]  "  Resolved    unanimously,    that    the    opposition  Opposition 
evinced  by  the  present  administration  of  this  kingdom  istration. 
to    every    measure   tending    to    the    improvement    of 
parliamentary  representation,  the  protecting  our  manu-  to*y"re^ri' 
factures,  the  freedom  of  the  press,  and  the  liberty  of  the  SSj^ftSI' 
subject,  is  highly  alarming   and   demands   the    most  Fr^'om  of 
immediate  and  vigilant  attention  of  the  people.  Li^yof 

"  Resolved  unanimously,  that  we  view  with  concern  ^^  ^^ ' 
the  steps  taken  in  depriving  our  fellow  subjects  of  their  ^fib^?^ 
liberty  by  a  power  who  assume  to  themselves  privileges 
not  warranted  by  the  laws  of  the  land  or  the  constitution  Laws, 
of  the  country. 

[6.]  "  Resolved,  that  an  humble  and  dutiful  address  Addr«8». 
be  presented  to  his  majesty,  entreating  his  royal  inter-  George  iil 
position  to  prevent  a  bill,  intitled  a  bill  for  paving,  1^^^^. 
cleansing,  and  lighting  the  city  of  Dublin,  from  being  Li|htil^!^' 
passed  into  a  law,  and  also  a  bill  intitled  a  bill  for 
securing  the  liberty  of  the  press,  and  that  the  parlia-  Sj^^g^' 
mentary  committee  be  empowered  to  prepare  the  same 
and  place  the  city  seal  thereto  and  present  it  to  his  grace  city  seal, 
the  lord  lieutenant   to   be    by  him  forwarded   to    his 
majesty." 

[7.]  "  Resolved,    that    it    be    an  instruction  to  the  ^^J^jy^ 
committee   of   tradesmen's    bills,  that  they   shall    not 
hereafter  on  any  pretence  whatsoever  order  or  bespeak 
work,  furniture,  or  any  other  matter  which  may  incur  SSSture. 


360  DITBLIN   ASSEKBLT   BOLL,    1784. 

178*.  expense  on  this  city  above  the  annual  sum  allowed,  ^^^^ 

pursuanb  to  the  report  of  the  committee  of  oeconomy." 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  heiier  supplying  the  city  of 
wluit!^     Dublin  with  pipo  water,  have  made  the  annexed  report 
of  the  21st  day  of  April,  1784. 

Beiwrt.  'We  have  carefully  attended  to  the  business  to  usm.i«*. 

committed  since  our  last    report.       Your    committee 

having  received  information  on  the  16th  of  February 

^"fton      ^^^*  ^^  ^^^  death  of  Mrs.  Crofton,  your  late  store-keeper, 

deccQsed.     tji^y  thereupon  requested  of  the  Lord  Mayor  to  name 

a  proper  person  to  act  in  her  room  until  the  ensuing 

assembly,     and     his     Lordship    having    accordingly 

SSt^on.      appointed  her  son  Hugh  Crofton  to  act  in  that  depart- 

k^'A'r.       ment  for  the  time  aforesaid,  therefore  refer  to  your 

honours  now  to  appoint  a  store-keeper  in  Mrs.  Crofton's 

room.    That  they  took  into  consideration  that  part  of 

their  former  report,  recommitted  to  them  relative  to 

Care.         the  troublo  Mr.  Cave  junior  has  taken  in  making  out 

inBoiTcn-     an  account  of  the  several  insolvencies  on  the  pipe  water 

fund,  and  are  of  opinion  he  be  paid  a  sum  of  £30 

for  sucli  his  extraordinary  trouble.' 

Order.  It  was  tlieroupon  granted,    the    committee's    report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 

Payment,     city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 

caTe.         the  within  named  Mr.  Richard  Cave  junior  the  within 

sum  of  £30,  the  same  to  be  allowed  on  his  accounts. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
me^BbiUs.  Committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills, 
have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th  of  April, 
1784. 

Jej^rt  *  We,  the  committee  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills, 

having  met  on  the  15th  of  April  instant,  and  then 
carefully  examined  the  following  bills,  that  is  to  say :  — 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    17^4.  361 

Eollxxiii.4.  jB        S.     d.    178* 

'  William  M'Cready*s  bill  for  work  done  "»«^'»  ^^"*- 

at  the  Mansion  House  and  the 
Main-Guard  since  the  29th  Septem- 
ber, 1783         ...  ...  ...      67  16    1 

'  Sir  Anthony  King's  bill   since  June, 

1781  0    7    OJ 

m.  133.  '  George  Tinkler  for  paper  work  done  at 

the  Mansion  House  since  the  29th 
September,  1783  ...  ...       10  11    4 

*  Benjamin  Eaton  carpenter  for  work 

done  from  13th  September,  1783, 

to  March,  1784  ...  ...      55    8    4J 

*  Samuel  Eeed  for  plumber's  work  from 

the  23rd  of  September,  1783,  to  the 

nth  March,  1784  22    8  10 

*  Stephen    Gordon    iron-monger    from 

January,  1783,  to  the  29th  Septem- 
ber, 1783         116  16    5 

*Do.       do.     from  29th  September,  to 

this  day  ...  ...  ...      15  18    9 

*  Isaac  Poole  tin-man  since  29th  Sep- 

tember, 1783  2    7  10 


£291  12    8 


'Amounting    in    all   to    the  sum  of  £291  12s.  8d.  i^i52:~"*°' 
sterling,  which  we  are  of  opinion  and  do  recommend 
be  forthwith  paid  to  the  several  persons  in  the  pro- 
portions above-mentioned.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,   the   committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  paypaymout. 
the  several  persons  in  the  within  report  named,  the 
several  sums  therein  mentioned,  the  same  to  be  allowed 
the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

[10.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 


362  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784. 

1784.  committee  appointed  for  setting  the  beams  and  scales  BoUxniLA. 

BMmsaikd  m.  13S. 

scaiaii.  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  21st  day  of 
April,  1784. 

Report.  *  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  setting  the  beams 

and  scales  to  whom  the  petition  of  messieurs  Richard 

Maodera.     and  Isaac  Manders  was  referred  and  our  former  report 
thereon  recommitted,  having  enquired  into  and  maturely 
considered  every  circumstance  attending  the  nature  of 
their  complaint,  are  yet  of  opinion  and  do  recommend  m-wsft- 
that  your  honours  do  order  the  said  Richard  and  Isaac 

Mf^nded.  Manders  to  be  forthwith  refunded  the  sum  of  £230, 
advanced  by  them  to  your  late  treasurer  upon  the  last 
setting  of  the  beams  and  scales  for  one  year  ending 
the  1st  day  of  November  next,  the  said  Richard  and 
Isaac  ifanders  not  having    received    or   enjoyed  the 

Profits.  profits  or  emoluments  thereof  agreeable  to  the  terms 
of  such  setting,  and  your  committee  are  also  of  opinion 

Payment.  ^^^^^  ^-he  said  Richard  and  Isaac  Manders  be  paid  the 
sum  of  £14  12s.  3d.,  for  extraordinary  expenses  incurred 
by  them  in  endeavouring  to  preserve  your  honours' 
right  to  said  beams  and  scales  from  the  24th  day  of 
June  next  to  the  29th  day  of  September,  1786.' 

orter.  -A.nd  the  said  commons,  praying  to  confirm  the  said 

report  and  make  the  same  an  act  of  assembly:  it  was 
thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed 
and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  to  conduct  the  city's  law  business 

Taylor.       to  w^hom  the  petition  of  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John 

Lambert, 

Town         Lambert,  Town  Clerks,  was  referred  have  made  the 

Clerks.  '  ' 

^annexed  report  of  the  16th  April,  1784. 

Baport.  '  We  inform  your  honours,  that  we  met  on  the  16th 

day  of  April  instant  for  the  purpose  of  examining  their 

Aocounts.  accounts  then  produced  before  us  amounting  to  the 
sum  of  £213  Os.  2d.,  for  business  done  and  money 
expended  by  them  in  the  Town  Clerk's  ofiice  for  the 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    17«4.  363 

JoMxxUiA.  use  of  the  corporation  of  Dublin  for  one  year  ending  its*. 
Christmas  assembly,  1784,  and  your  committee  find  that 
the  several  charges  contained  in  the  said  account  are  the  chargee. 

m.  132.       usual  and  proper  charges  for  such  business  and  there- 
fore do  recommend  that  the  amount  thereof  be  forthwith 
paid  to  them.     And  we  further  report,  that  from  hence- 
forward that  the  charge  of  affixing  the  city  seal  to  city  seal, 
any  lease  or  renewal  granted  by  the  corporation  of  Leases, 
the  city  of  Dublin  and  the  fee  usually  paid  therewith  ?•«»• 
tD  the  Recorder  be  charged  by  the  Town  Clerks  to  the 
person  or  persons  taking  the  same,  and  that  upon  any 
person  or  persons  becoming  tenant  to  any  holding  from 
the  city  of  Dublin,  such  person  to  deposit  the  sum  Deposit, 
of  seven  guineas  as  the  entire  charge  of  every  kind 
for  preparing  the  same.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  con-  order, 
firmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment, 
the  within  named  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Lambert 
the  sum  reported  to  be  due  to  them,  the  same  to  be 
allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

[12.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  examining  city  leases,  have  city  lewes. 
made  the  within  report  of  the  22nd  April,  1784. 

*  We,  the  committee   appointed   for  examining   city  Report, 
leases  near  expiring,  inform  your  honours  that  on  the 
12th  March  last,  your  committee  took  into  consideration 
the  petition  of  Samuel  Potter  praying  to  be  released  Potter, 
from  an  arrear  of  rent  due  by  him  for  a  lot  of  ground, 
which  he  formerly  held  under  your  honours  in  Chatham  Chatham 

street. 

street  and  are  of  opinion  that  the  petitioner  ought  not 
to  be  released  from  the  payment  of  said  arrear,  but 
should  be  forthwith  compelled  to  pay  the  same. 

'On  the  16th    instant,    the    petition    of   Archibald 
Taylor,  on  behalf  of  himself,  his  mother,  two  brothers,  Taylor. 
and  three  sisters,  the  widow  and  children  of  alderman 


364 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBL¥>lt6LL,    1784. 


17»4 

ynes  of 

of     ablin 
h        >ur. 


proau. 


Proposal. 


Lease. 


Bent 

Proposal 
rejected. 


Public  cant 


City  seal. 
Deeds  of 
conveyance. 

Wide 

streets. 


Amory, 

Abl»ey 

street. 


Order. 


Anchorage 
dues. 


James  Taylor,  deceased,  ^pi'a'^iSg  tK^.y«newal  o.f   .xLase 
of  tlio  duos  of  anchorage' aTlcrUie'fii^es  and' 'profits  of 
tlie  oflSce  of  admiralty  of  the  haflx^iff  of^DuKJ/  .i-ncl 
your    committee   then' requested  'Ml*/- 'TSylor    should 
furnish  an  account  of  the 'dues  iA  anc^Wtouge  received 
for  seven  years  and  upon 'an  average 'f(Jr  41^  last  three 
years.     It  appeared  ^rom  said  account^  thatJ-tliO' profits 
arising  fronVsuch  du6S  would  amoUnt  tT)  &bl>\it  the  sum- 
of  £340  annually   aft^r  ^  paying  thoi  city's  'l^nt   and 
every  other  expense.     Your  ciqmmitt^' tben'.  U^u^ted 
Mr.  Taylor' should"  send  a  proposal  for^a  TreiWv\'»l  X)t 
tlio  Imso  of  the  said  dues  and  pursuant  to  such  request, 
IVfr.  Arcliihald  Taylor  on  the  said  day  proposed  to  give 
tlie     annual    rent    of   £200.  but    they    rejected    said 
proposal  and  desired  Mr.  Taylor  should  reconsider  it, 
agreeable  to  which  desire  Mr.  Taylor  on  the  21st  day 
of  April  instant  proposed  to  take  a  lease  of  the  same 
for  31  years  from  the  24th  day  of  June: next  at  the 
rate  of  £200  per  annum  for  the  first'  6  years  and  JBQbDi 
per  annum'  for  the  .remaining  25  years,  which'  praj>  ;■ 
they  also  rejected,  thinking  the  fiame  inadequate  ' 
advantage  that  might  arise  by  having  the  satno  set,.  •  ^ 
public  cant,  which  may  be  the  mode  of  letting  an.tht/- 
expiration  of  the  present  lease. 

*That  they  have  taken  into  consideration  a  petition 
referred  to  them  to  have  the  city  seal  affixed  to  deeds 
of  conveyance  to  be  executed  by  your  honours  to  the 
commissioners  for  making  wide  and  convenient  streets 
in  the  city  of  Dublin,  part  of  the  premises  demised  to 
Jonathan  Amory  on  the  sonth  Bide  of  Abbey  street, 
with  which  petition  they  agree,  and  do  recoflsuEflend  the 
city  seal  to  be  affixed  to  such  deed.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  xw>n-  m.  m 
firmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  save  and  except 
that  part  of  it  which  recommends,  the.  dues- of  anchorage 
and  the  fines,  forfeitures,  and  profits  of -the  office  of 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  EOLL,  1784.  365 

2fi^       adtr!.  "v  of  the  harbour  of  Dublin  may  be  let  by  itm. 

public    Caut.  **  PubliodHn 

..  i  {11  "  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
ml-  committee  appointed  for  superintending  green  keepers  ^J^„, 

have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  21st  April,  1784. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  12th  March  Report 
last  your  committee  met  at  Saint  Stephen^s  Green  and  saint 

"  ^  Stephen's 

upon  viewing  the  same,  are  of  opinion  that  the  following  ^'««"- 
repairs  are  necessary  to  be  forthwith  made-  in  order  Repairs, 
to  keep  the  regularity  and  ornament  of  the  walks,  that 
is  to  say,  the  dead  trees  in  the  Beau  Walk  to  be  taljen  Beau  waik. 
up  and  new  ones  placed  in  their  room,  the  ditches  where- 
ever  waating  to  be  .scoured  and  new.  faced,  .the  .wall 
where  bijoke  down  to  be  immediately  repaired  with  Ihne 
and  stone,  thaieeveral  riseaaAjoihing.the  ditches  mBeau 
Walk  to  be  levelled  by  Dumeen  the  gardener  in  order  ^J^^^i' 
to  let  the  water  run  off  the  walks,  and  sufficient  gravel  Grarei.  ^ 
to  be  supplied  by  messieurs  Gee  and  "Walker  for  the 
purpose  of  filling  up  the  passages  coming  into  the  walk, 
make  the  whole  upon  a  level  to  prevent  pools.of 
.  remaining.    That  two  new  chairs  be  made  and  chairs. 
-*^'  -jed  in  the  room  of  the  old  ones  which  have  been 
w.4?stroyea  and  Catried  away.  That  notice  be  given  to  the 
inhabitants  of  tK0  houses  opposite  to  the  different  gates  Gates, 
or  turnstiles,  tfiat  unless  they  fortlrwith  repair  the  same,  Bepairs. 
the  vacancies  will  be  stopped  up  with  lime  and  stone,  • 
which  several  repairs  your  committee  recommend  to  be 
forthwith  executed.' 
m.i3i».         K    was    thereupon  granted,  the  committee's   report  Order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  for  enquiring  into  the  conduct  of  inferior  |^°J°«*<>' 
city  officers  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  22nd  «*y  «»««"• 
April,  1784. 

'  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  16th  of  March  Report.    • 
your  committee  took  into  consideration  the  petition  of 


366  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784. 

1^-  Michael  Toole  referred  to  us,  praying  to  be  paid  the  boh  xxiii.A. 

Toole.  '    ir      ./       o  r       ^  m.  ISl  6. 

Rewards.  Several  rewards  offered  by  the  proclamation  published 
by  the  Lord  Mayor  on  the  IBth  December,  1782,  for 
apprehending  and  prosecuting  to  conviction  the  person 

McS^^*     ^^  persons  concerned  in  the  robbery  of  James  Moore 

Davis,  Davis,  and  having  read  the  said  proclamation  with  the 
clerk  of  the  crown's  certificate  of  the  conviction  of 
two  of  the  persons  concerned  in  said  robbery,  and  it 
having  appeared  that  the  said  Michael  Toole  appre- 
hended and  took  the  said  two  persons  who  were  so 
convicted  and  hanged  for  said  offence,  and  also  appre- 

Kirwan.  hcudcd  and  took  Bartholomew  Kirwan  another  of  the 
persons  concerned  in  the  said  robbery,  who  turned 
approver  against  the  others,  we  are  therefore  of  opinion 
that  the  said  Michael  Toole  has  a  just  claim  under  the 

Be%rard.  Said  proclamation  for  the  reward  of  £B0,  thereby  offered 
for  the  apprehending  and  prosecuting  to  conviction  all 
or  any  of  the  persons  concerned  in  the  said  robbery 
and  therefore  recommend  that  the  same  be  paid  to  him/ 

ordtr.  Jt  was   thereupon  granted,   the  committee's   report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 

Payment,  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 
the  within  named  Michael  Toole  the  within  sum  of 
£50,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

wmiam  [15,]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  William 

L°?bn!Tf'"^"  Todd  Jones,  esquire,  representative  in  parliament  foTm.iao. 
the  borough  of  Lisbum:  whereupon   it   was    ordered 

Franchise,  uuanimously,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be  presented 
in  the  most  respectful  manner  to  William  Todd  Jones, 
esquire,  for  his  very  proper  and  spirited  support  of  the 

Ma^or.  Lord  Mayor  and  magistrates  on  the  6th  and  6th  days 
of  April  instant  in  the  House  of  Commons. 

oriffl^  [16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  Eichard 

*••**•  Griffith,   esquire:    whereupon   it  was   ordered   unani- 

Pranchise.  mously  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be  presented  in 
the  most  respectful  manner  to  Eichard  Griffith,  esquire, 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  367 

Boll  xxiii-A.  for  his  very  proper  and  spirited  support  of  the  Lord  its*. 
Mayor  and  magistrates  on  the  6th  and  6th  days  of  Major. 
April  instant  in  the  House  of  Commons. 

"  Resolved,  that  the  freedom    to    Richard    Griffith,  Franchise, 
esquire,  and  William  Todd  Jones,  esquire,  be  published  w*^" 
together  with  their  answer." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  agree  with  Agreed  to. 
the  Sheriffs    and    Commons   in    publishing  the  above 
mentioned    freedoms    and    answers    three    times    in 
Faulkners  Journal.  joSJSi.'' 

[17.]  Hamilton    Ward,    esquire,    son    of    Benjamin  ward. 
Ward,  deceased,  for  a  renewal  of  a  piece  of  ground 
on  the  west  side  of  Nicholas  street:  whereupon  it  was  Nicholas 

^  street. 

granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 


[18.1  Alderman  James  Hamilton,  to  have  two  bonds  Hamilton, 

alderman. 

for  £600,  each  payable  with  interest  at  the  rate  of  Bonds. 
£5,  per  cent,  in  lieu  of  two  several  sums  of  £600,  each 
paid  by  him  for  the  city's  £M3count :  whereupon  it  was 
granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition  and  that 
the  city  seal  be  affixed  to  two  bonds  for  the  within  city  seal, 
sums  payable  at  £6,  by  the  £100,  by  the  year  to  the  Payment, 
wdthin  named  alderman  James. Hamilton. 

[19.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  affix  city  seal  to 
deeds   of   conveyance   of   part   of  Jonathan   Amory's  ^JJ^'i^^. 
holding  on  the  Batchelor's  Walk  to  the  commissioners  '*^*^*- 
.  130  b,     for  making  wide  and  convenient  streets :   whereupon  wide 
it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[20.1  Certain   of   the   commons,  to  pay  the  commis-  ^omm"- 

*■        ^  '  ir    J  siouersof 

sioners   for  paving  £600,  for  paving    places    usually  JJ^'*^^^ 
paved    or   repaired   by   the   city:  whereupon   it   was 
granted,  according  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

[21.]  The  governors  of  the  charity  school  of  the  parish  fi^J*^^.^ 
of  Saint  Andrew,  relative  to  a  schoolhouse  built  by  them  g^j. 
in  College  Green  for  the  reception  of  poor  children:  cou^' 
whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  ^"**°' 
petition,  and  that  such  consent  as  therein  mentioned 


368  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784. 

17W.         be  entered  into  at  the  expense  of  the  parish,  provided  Bon xniiA. 
Recorder,    the  Eecordor  shall  be  of  opinion  it  will  not  affect  the 
City.  city's  interest  in  the  suit  depending  between  the  city 

coiiige.      and  the  college,  and  also  provided  the  college  shall  on 

their  part  give  a  like  consent, 
obdweii,         [22.1  Richard  Gladwell,  to  be  continued  one  of  the 

pitte  water  ••        ■•  ' 

collector,  pjp^  water  collectors  fur  tlie  fourth  division:  where- 
upon it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  named  Richard 
Gladwell  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one  of  the 
collectors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  in  the  fourth 
division  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  Easter  assembly  1786,  he  giving  security 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said 
office  and  paying  to  the  city  treasurer  all  such  sums 
of  money  as  he  shall  from  time  to  time  receive,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this 
date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be 
void. 

crofton,  [23.]  Hugh  Croftou,  to  be  appointed  book-  and  store- 

book  •keeper 
to  pipe       keeper  to  pipe  water  works :  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 

works.        iihat  the  within  named  Hugh  Crofton  be  and  is  hereby 

appointed  book  and  store-keeper  to  the  pipe  water  works 

during  the  city's  pleasure,    not    exceeding    one   year 

ending  next  Easter  assembly  1786,  at  the  usual  salary 

of  £80. 

osbrex.  [24.]  William  Osbrey,  praying  aid  to  complete  the 

sffarBhaisea  socoud  infirmary  room  in  the  Marshalsea:  whereupon 

infirmary.  ^ 

it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Payment.     Mayor's  Warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £20  sterling,  inm.i30c. 
full  of  all  demand  for  fitting  up  the  infirmary  room 
in  the  city  Marshalsea,  the  same  to  be  allowed  the 
treasurer  in  his  accounts  . 

Trumbull.^      [25.]  Nathaniel  Trumbull,  for  usual  allowance  for 

^»^  ot     making  out  the  weekly  assize  of  bread,  etc. :  whereupon 

it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  369 

S^  w?^"^  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  twenty  guineas,  itw^ 
the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[26.]  John  McElroy,  to  be  continued  serjeant  at  JJ^^'^ 
mace :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within  named  ™*^* 
John  McElroy  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one  of  the 
Serjeants  at  maoe  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceed- 
ing one  year  ending  next  Easter  assembly  1786,  he 
giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the 
duties  of  the  said  office  and  redelivery  of  the  silver 
mace  as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of, 
said  security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this 
date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be 
void. 

[27.]  Thomas  Massey,  the  like.  Massey. 

[28.]  Robert  Hargrave,  the  like.  Hargrare. 

[29.]  John  Vernon  O'Neill,  the  like.  o'Neui. 

[30.]  Francis  Gibbons,  praying  compensation  for  his  aibbong. 
trouble  in  attending  a  fire  at  Engine  alley  and  also  for  fu^fi% 
hay,  oats,  and  straw  bought  by  him  for  use  of  the  city 
cart  horses,  etc.:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment, 
the  petitioner  five  guineas,  the  same  to  be  allowed 
in  his  accounts 

[31.]  Robert  Mathews,  for  usual  allowance :  where-  Mathews, 
upon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  petitioner  be,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  ordei],  paid  by  the  city  treasurer  £3  8s.  3d.,  Payment, 
sterling,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[32.]  Jeremiah  Duggan,  praying  aid :  whereupon  it  Duggan. 
was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  40s.  sterling,  the  Grant, 
same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[33.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the  Baiiast 
Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  21st  April, 
1784. 

*  Your  committee,   since  their  appointment  to  the  Report, 
direction  of  this  office,  continued  the  repairs  of  the  piles  pjim- 
VOL.  xin.  BB 


370 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1784. 


1784. 
Gabbttrdt. 


▲coounta. 


House  of 
CoinmouB 
order. 

Accoantfi  of 
duties. 


Cash. 


Balnuce. 

Hart. 

Breach  in 
piles. 


Wall. 


Ballast 

Office 

accounts. 


and  the  building  of  the  two  new  gabbards,  which  are  Roii«iii.A. 
in  great  forwardness  and  also  the  repairs'  of  the  old 
gabbards. 

*  Your  committee,  agreeable  to  your  honours'  orderm.  i30  6. 
last  assembly,  examined  the  accounts  and  vouchers  of 

the  quarter  preceding  which  they  found  right. 

'  The  house  of  commons  on  the  4th  of  March  last 
ordered  accounts  of  the  produce  of  the  duties,  etc.,  of  this 
office  for  ten  years  ending  Christmas  last,  distinguish- 
ing each  year  and  the  respective  amount  of  the  several 
rates  of  duty  to  be  laid  before  them,  which  the  Ballast 
Master  prepared  and  presented  to  the  house  accordingly. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 
we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of  £7,360 
168.  7d.  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which  deduct- 
ing £7,036  12s.  8d.  overpaid  on  account  of  the  public 
money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  Alderman  Bfenry 
Hart  is  £32B  3s.  lid. 

'  There  being  a  breach  in  the  piles  of  the  place  where 
the  part  of  the  Ballast  Office  that  is  finished  ends,  it 
will  prevent  the  necessity  of  repairing  it,  if  about  50 
feet  of  the  wall  be  completed  and  there  are  mountain 
stones  ready  provided,  your  committee  therefore 
thought  it  advisable  to  order  BO  feet  of  the  wall  now 
partly  built  to  be  completed.  All  which  is  humbly 
submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  seven  of  the  committee.* 

State  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  14th 
January,  1784,  inclusive,  to  the  21st  April,  1784, 
exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 


To  balance  of  last  quarter's  abstract 
To  cash  received  since 


£  s.  d. 
7254  6  10 
1236    6    6 


£8,490  12    4 


DUBLIN   ASSEUBLT   EOtL,    1784. 


371 


Roll  zziiLi 
m.  laOb. 

Per  contra,  Or. 

£    s.  d. 

By  cMh  paid  for  raising  ballast 

..       342  15    4 

By  cash  paid  for  repairs  at  the  piles 

124  17    6 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

145    0    0 

By  cash  paid  for  building  and  repairing  gabbards 

390  12    4 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  disbursements 

4012    3 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

10  18    4 

By  cash  paid  interest 

75    0    0 

By  caph  paid  off  debenture  Na  70 

100    0    0 

Bybalanoe 

..      7360  16    7 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 


To 


£    B.  d. 


Per  contra,  Or. 

By  balance  OTor  expended  per  last  quarter's  abstract  . . 
By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  wall 


1784. 
Ballast 
Office 
accounts. 


£8,490  12    4 


k 

s. 

d. 

6895 

5 

9 

140 

6  11 

B7,035  12 

8 

in.  U9. 


F.B. 

B.  106. 
C.S. 


m.  140. 


Granted,  the  committee's  report  confirmed  and  made  Order, 
an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons 
do  name  two  persons  of  the  common  council  to  be  of 
the  Ballast  Office  committee  in  order  to  complete  the  committee, 
number  of  twenty  of  their  house. 

[The  two  of  the  commons :  ]  Mr.  F.  M*Grath,  Mr.  commous. 
Joseph  Pemberton. 

*  Thomas  Greene. — ^Philip  Crampton. — Henry 
Hart. — ^Thomas  Emerson.— William  Dunn. — Joseph 
Lynam. — Anthony  King. — James  Horan. — ^William 
Alexander. — Henry  Gore  Sankey. — Henry  Howison. — 
William  James.' 


1784.  April  23. — Admissions  to  franchise. 
1784.  April  23. — Declaration  and  signatures. 


Franchise. 


Declara- 
tiou. 


1784.  July  16.— Fourth  Friday   after  the  24th  of 
June. 
[1.]  "Resolved,  that  the  present  security  of  several  S^ni! *"' 


372  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1784. 

1784.  of  our  fellow  citizens  and  the  laws  instituted  for  the  Ron  rriu-A. 

preservation  thereof  have  lately  been  violated  in  a 
^°**-        most  alarming  degree  by  the  licentious  proceedings  of 

the  lower  order   of   the   people  in   this    city  and  its    . 
liberties." 
Kirk-  [2.]  "  Resolved,  that  Alexander  Kirkpatrick,  esquire 

^gh         one  of  our  very   worthy   and  much  respected  High 
Sherififs,  in  attempting  to  suppress  such  outrages,  has 
u^his     received  a  violent  attack  upon  his  person,  whereby  his 
iiereon.       ^ife  was  endangered  and  experienced  a  daring  contempt 
of  that  authority   with  which  the  constitution  hath 
invested  him  for  the  support  of  the  laws  and  the  pre- 
servation of  the  public  tranquillity." 
[3.]  "  Resolved,  that  we  think  it  a  duty  to  express  our 
of^outSSl^s!  abhorrence  of  such  daring  outrages    and  therefore  we 
prociama-    do  highly  approvo  of  the  proclamation  published  by  the 
Eeward.      Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  offering  a  reward 
of  £200,  for  the  apprehending  and  prosecution  to  con- 
^o^'         viction  the  person  or  persons  concerned  in  such  riot 
and  assault." 
[4.]  "Resolved,  that  it  is  incumbent  on  every  good 
SStis*        citizen,  particularly  at  the  present  crisis,  to  assist  the 
libert         magistrates  in  preventing  any  violation  of  civil  liberty 
and  that   we   as    individuals  will  readily  and  firmly 
co-operate  with  them  on  every  such  occasion  when  they 
shall  require  our  aid." 
Order.  Ordered,  that  the  foregoing  resolutions  be  published  m.  no  6. 

^^ra.       three  times  in  Faulkner's  Journal  and  Saunders's  News 

Letter. 

^u^iT       IP'I  "  Resolved,  that  the  thanks  of  this  assembly  be 

Seisi!^?.'    presented  to  alderman  James  Hamilton,  treasurer  of 

this  city,  for  his  particular  attention  to  the  duty  of  his 

office,  which  is  essentially  manifested  by  his  discharg- 

city  bonds,  ing  the  city  bonds  to  a  considerable  amount,  that  bore 

an  interest  of  six  per  cent,  and  reducing  the  same  to 

five  per  cent,  and  also  for  his  attention  to  the  orders  of 


RoU 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1784.  373 

j^*i-^  this  house,  in  prefventing  the  disbursements  from  exceed- 1784. 


Disburse* 


ing  the  receipts,  pursuant  to  act  of  assembly. — 16th  ment». 
July,  1784."  ''''''''*" 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen   unani-  Agreed  to. 
mously  agree  with  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the 
foregoing  resolution  and  that  the  same  be  three  times 
published  in  the  Dublin  Journal.  joSJSli. 

[6.]  "  Resolved,  that  a  committee  be  appointed  to  take 
into  consideration  the  state  of  the  new  prison  and  the  New  prison, 
conduct  of  the  gaoler  and  his  assistants  on  the  repeated  oiioier. 
escape  of  persons  out  of  the  said  gaol." 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  unani- 
mously concur  in  the  foregoing   resolution    and    that  ^^^^' 
aldermen  Hamilton,  Horan,  sir  Anthony  King,  Exshaw, 
James,  and  Howison  with  twelve  of  the  commons  to  be 
named  by  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  be  and  are  hereby 
appointed  a  committee  to  examine  into  the  state  of  the  g^J^^"*** 
new  gaol  and  the  conduct  of  the  gaoler  and  his  assis-  ^e^  saoi. 
tants  therein,  and  be  also  empowered  to  put  the  said 
gaol  into  a  proper  state  for  better  securing  the  prisoners  prisoners, 
if  they  shall  find  it  necessary  and  to  report  their  pro- 
ceedings thereon  to  a  post  assembly. 

[The  twelve  of  the  commons :  ]  Messieurs  Carleton,  commons. 
James  Clarke,  James  Crosbie,  Ball,  Leet,  Eaton,  Reed, 
Thorp,  E.  Clark,  George  Digby,  Binns,  Pemberton. 
,  VS9.  [7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  grant  the  herbage  of  Herbage. 

Saint 

Saint  Stephen's  Green  to  alderman  James  Horan,  Lord  |^p^«"'" 
Mayor  elect,  during  his  Mayoralty :  whereupon  it  was  Homn, 
granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition.  ^^yof- 

[8.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  to  appoint  furniture  for  J^JSi"^*^ 
the  Mayoralty  house :  thereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  furniture, 
the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  treasurer,  masters  of  the  city 
works,  aldermen  Lightbume,  Hart,  Horan,  Alcock, 
and  eight  of  the  commons  to  be  named  by  the  Sheriffs 
and  Commons  or  any  of  five  of  them,  whereof  the  Lord 
Mayor  and  one  of  the  Sheriffs  to  be  always  two,  and 


374  DTTBLTN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784. 

1784.         in  the  absence  of  the  Lord  Mayor  the  senior  alderman  Jj**^^"^ 

Committee,  present  to  preside,  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  a  com- 
mittee to  provide  such  furniture  for  the   use   of   the 

Expenae.  Mayoralty  house  as  may  be  necessary,  the  expense 
attending  same  not  to  exceed  £100,  and  who  are  hereby 
empowered  to  draw  on  the  city  treasurer  for  said  sum 
and  to  be  allowed  him  in  his  accounts. 

commonB.       [The  eight  of  the  commons :  ]  Messieurs  Carleton,  Leet, 
M^Cready,    Moncrieffe,  Eichard    Manders,    Houghton., 
Strong,  Jenkins. 
[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

City  pipe  committee  appointed  for  the  bettor  supplying  the  city 
with  pipe  water  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the 
16th  day  of  July,  1786. 

Report.  *  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  better  supplying 

the  city  of  Dublin  wdth  pipe  water,  have  carefully 
attended  to  the  business  to  us  committed  since  our 
last  report.  On  the  3rd  of  May  lasty  we  directed  that 
the  supervisors  of  the  pipe  water  revenue  should  discon- 
tinue every  charge  for  rent  that  appeared  certified  by 
the  examinators  of  this  committee  on  the  collectors' 

Insolvent    reports  to  be  insolvent  on  the  26th  March,  1784,  but  to 

Irents.  ^ 

continue  on  the  rent  roll  a  blank  space  for  each  empty 

or  insolvent  house  until  it  should  become  tenanted,  or 

solvent,  and  also  directed  the  several  collectors  should 

Arreare.      rctum  a  list  of  the  arrears  remaining  upon  each  of 

their  accounts,  such  list  of  arrears  to  be  entered  in  a 

cfeA'H       ^^^  to  be  kept  for  the  purpose  in  the  Town  Clerks' 

office.         office,  in  order  that  your  committee  might  perceive  in 

future,  which  and  how  many  of  such  arrears  should  be 

collected.  ^ 

*  On  the  17th  of  May,  we  published  an  advertizement, 

that  they  would    receive    proposals    in    writing    for 

riemiuff.     building  a  wall  to  enclose  Mr.  Fleming's  ground  from 

Bason  wall,  the  basou,  agreeable  to  the  dimensions  therein  set  forth, 

and  different  proposals    having   been    given  in,  they  m,  i»  *. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1784.  37B 


RoU  xxiii.1.  , 


1^"*^  agreed  to  that  of  Mr.  Kimberly,  provided  the  work 'tm. 

.  Kimberley. 

should  be  completed  agreeable  to  the  advertizement  on 
or  before  the  1st  day  of  August  next.    In  consequence 
of  information  from  Francis  Gibbons,  that  part  of  the  oibbona. 
wall  of  the  water  course  near  Dolphin's  Bam  had  been  SlliS!"'"* 
broke  down  by  some  persons  unknown,  they  ordered 
that  Gibbons  should  make  proclamation   by   ring   of 
bell,  offering  a  reward  of  two  guineas  for  discovering  Reward, 
the  person  or  persons  who  committed  the  fact. 

'  On  the  24th  of  May,  they  took  into  consideration 
the  proposal  formerly  made  by  Mr.  Guinness,  whereby  auiimeas. 
"  in  order  to  put  an  end  to  the  suit  between  him  and 
the  city,  he  proposed  to  become  tenant  to  your  honours  Proposal, 
for  the  ground  contained  in  the  water  course  and  pipes  ^JJJel 
from  James's  gate  to  Echlin's  lane  and  for  a  sufficient  JjJ^®^'® 
supply  of  water  by  a  two  inch  bore  to  his  concerns  J;J^'* 
adjoining  thereto,  during  the  term  of  his  lease  from 
Mark  Rainsford,  esquire,  at  the  annual  rent  of  £10,  ^jj^"'"^' 
to  which  proposal  we  so  far  agreed,  first  reserving  to 
the  corporation  the  ancient  water  course  leading  from 
Echlin's  lane  to  James's  gate  and  the  ground  on  eaich 
side  of  said  water  course  to  Mr.  Guinness's  garden  wall, 
together  with  all  the  ground  and  buildings  occupied 
by  said  water  course  to  James's  gate  and  the  ground 
adjoining  to  Mr.   Bonham's  concerns,  which  is  now  BonLMn. 
occupied  by  Mr.  Abraham  Cox's  brewery,  agreeable  cox. 
to  a  map   of   said   ground    and  water  course  thereto 
annexed.    Mr.  Guinness  to  be  supplied  by  a  main  to 
be  laid  in  the  said  course,  but  that  the  corporation 
may  be  at  liberty  at  any  time  hereafter  to  supply 
Mr.  Guinness's  concerns  with  water  from  a  main  in  Main. 
James's  street  or  Thomas  street,  and  when  that  shall  Tbomaa 

street. 

be  done,  to  cut  off  the  back  supply,  the  expense  of 
bringing    the    water    from  Thomas  street  or  James's 
street  to  his  brewery  to  be  defrayed  by  Mr.  Guinness  Brewery, 
or  his  representatives." 


376  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784. 

17M.  *  To  these  last  propositions  Mr.  Guinness  also  agreed,  ^^^^ 

tionn    "      and  your  committee  therefore  recommwid  that  every 

agreed  to. 

matter  in  dispute  between  him  and  your  honours  be 
now  settled  upon  the  terms  aforesaid. 

*  On  the  21st  day  of  June^  we  received  a  complaint 
Magee-  from  Mr.  James  Magee  of  his  having  been  insulted 
▲aaaait  and  assaultod  on  the  evening  before  in  the  bason  by 
Koogb.       one    Keogh,  a    butcher   in    Patrick    street,  who  was  m.  laa 

spoiling  the  hedges  of  the  bason,  whereupon  your 
committee  requested  of  Mr.  Magee  to  lodge  examinations 
against  him  and  do  recommend  that  he  be  prosecuted 
for  the  offence  at  the  expense  of  the  corporation. 

*  On  the  6th  instant  July,  Mr.  Mylne  laid  before  us 
^^S^n^  an  order  served  upon  him  by  the  paving  corporation 

requesting  that  he  would  consider  of  and  lay  before 
t^vom^   tliem  the  proper  place  to  erect  ten  fountains  or  conduits 

for  the  use  of  the  poor,  upon  which  we  directed  Mr. 

Mylne  to  fix  upon  the  most  proper  places  for  the  purpose 

and  report  them  to  us. 
▲nnmii  exa-     *  Your   committee   have   made   their   usual  annual 

mination  of 

works.  examination  of  the  water  house  and  works,  but  from 
the  present  indisposition  of  their  engineer,  they  have 
been  prevented  giving  the  necessary  instructions  for 
some  matters  which  they  think  proper  to  be  done 
thereto.' 

Order.  It  was  thereupon  granted,    the   committee's    report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
sheriffs  and  commons  do  name  a  gentleman  of  the 
commons  to  be  of  the  committee  in  the  room  of  David 

^^Ued     D^^^»  esquire,  deceased. 

Dickinson.       [One  of  the  commons:]  Joseph  Dickinson. 

Agreement. 
Agreement      "  I  havo  examined  that  part  of  the  foregoing  report 
"  which  relates  to  the  agreement  entered  into  between 
City.         **  me  and  the  city  of   Dublin    and   do   entirely  agree 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  377 

2?!^'**'  "  thereto  upon  the  terms  therein  mentioned,  provided  itw. 
"  the  same  shall  be  made  an  act  of  assembly. — 16th  '^®"°'- 
"  July,  1784. 

"  Arthur  Guinness."      GuinuMs. 
(A  copy.) 
[10],  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for   inspecting  city   leases   near  city  ieM«a. 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  16th 
July,  1784. 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  8th  of  June  Report, 
last  your  committee    received    application    from    the 
paving  board  requiring  that  the  corporation  of  Dublin 
should  cause  to  be  enclosed  a  waste  piece  of  ground  ^JSS^. 
in  Newhall  market  which  they  consider  as  a  nuisance  ^JJ^t 
to  the  public,  upon  which  they  directed  that  the  same 
should  be  immediately  cleansed  and  inclosed  with  an 
nine  inch  wall  to  be  built  eight  feet  high,  and  taking^  wau. 
into  consideration  the  ruinous  condition  of  that  market 

111.188  6.  and  the  very  small  emoluments  thereout  by  the 
corporation,  we  were  of  opinion  that  it  would  tend  more 
to  the  advantage  of  your  honours  and  the  convenience 
of  the  neighbouring  inhabitants  if  the  said  market  was 
totally  abolished,  therefore  have  directed  the  sun'^eyor 
to  take  levels  and  surveys  of  the  whole  ground  from  surreys. 
Bridge  street  to  Commarket  and  High  street  for  the 
purpose  of  opening  a  street  through  Newhall  market, 
and  to  make  a  map  of  the  city  ground  therein  with  Map. 
his  general  observations  thereon. 

'  In  pursuance  of  your  honours*    reference   to  your 
committee,  in  order  to  regulate  the  rental  of  the  city  Cental  of 

'  °  "^   city  estate. 

estate,  they  have  nominated  a  sub-committee  for  the 
purpose,  who  have  not  yet  gone  through  the  business.* 

It   was   thereupon   granted,  the  committee's   report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 
committee  appointed  for  examining   the  accounts    of  ^ccoimts. 


378 


nrBUN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1784. 


1784. 
Warren, 
city 
treomivr. 

Bcport. 


BenUl. 


Arrears. 


Disburse- 
ments. 


Discharge. 


Thaiiki   of 
committee. 


alderman  Nathaniel  Warren,  late  treasurer,  have  made  «°»|f 
the  annexed  report,  the  17th  of  April,  1784. 

'We,  the  committee  appointed  for  examining  the 
accounts  of  alderman  Nathaniel  Warren,  late  city 
treasurer,  for  the  rentn.  issues,  and  profits  of  the  said 
city  which  came  to  his  hands  from  the  13th  of  May, 
1783,  to  the  29th  of  September,  1783,  have  examined 
the  said  accounts  and  the  several  vouchers  relative 
thereto  with  the  utmost  care  and  attention. 

'The  said  late  treasurer  laid  before  us  a  rental  of 
your  honours'  estate,  as  it  stood  on  the  29th  of 
September,  1783,  together  with  the  arrears  of  rent  due 
the  13th  of  May,  1783,  we  charged  him  in  said  account 
with  the  arrears  of  rent  due  on  the  said  13th  of  May, 
1783,  and  with  the  entire  half  year's  rent  from  said 
rental  as  it  stood  the  29th  of  September,  1783,  together 
with  such  other  incidental  issues  and  profits  as  accrued 
to  the  said  29th  of  September^  1783,  and  a  balance  of 
£838  12s.  6Jd.,  due  by  the  accountant  to  the  pipe  water 
fund  amounting  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  ofois:. 
£18,623  Is.  IJd. 

*  We  find  the  disbursements  on  the  said  accounts 
including  the  arrear  of  rent  due  the  29th  of  September, 
1783,  amount  in  the  whole  to  the  sum  of  £17,766  88.  3d., 
to  which  being  added  the  sum  of  £376  10s.  4d., 
poundage  on  £7,B30  6s.  8d.,  net  money  paid,  makes  the 
discharge  amount  to  £18.142  18s.  7d.,  so  that  there 
appears  a  balance  of  £480  2s.  6Jd.,  due  by  alderman 
Warren  to  the  corporation  of  Dublin  upon  said  account 
ending  the  29th  of  September,  1783. 

*  We  have  resolved  unanimously,  that  the  thanks  of 
this  committee  be  presented  to  alderman  Nathaniel 
Warren  for  the  very  accurate  and  clear  manner  in 
which  his  accounts  have  been  stated  and  for  the 
faithful  discharge  of  the  trust  reposed  in  him  as  late 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  379 

m^w!*^^  treasurer  to   this  city,  all  which  we  submit   as  ouri784. 
report.' 

It  was  thereupon    granted,  the   committee's    report  order 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[12.]  Alderman  James  Hamilton,  to  have  city  bonds  SSSmSS* 
in  lieu  of  others  paid  off  by  him :   whereupon  it  was  ^^y  *»iida. 
granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  petition  and 
that  debentures  be  made  out  and  put  under  the  city  Dobentui-«8. 
seal  payable  to  alderman  James  Hamilton  for  the  sum 
of  £2,300,  sterling,  bearing  interest  at  the  rate  of  £5.,  int*»re8t. 
per  cent,  per  annum. 

[13.]  Alderman  William   James,    to   be   reimbursed  SSerSlaii. 
expenses  he  was  put  to  on  account  of  his  having  com- 
mitted one  Bracken  to  Newgate  for  being  charged  with  Bracken, 
creating  a  riot :   whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  k^***- 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment, 
alderman  William  James  the  sum  of  £7B  18s.  2d., 
for  the  reasons  in  the  within  petition  set  forth,  the 
same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[14.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  ^^^ 
law  agent  may  examine  the  different  acts  of  parliament 
relative  to  the   police   of   Dublin :  whereupon  it  was  JSIS? 
ordered,  that  the  Town  Clerks  do  carefully  examine  QeTkB. 
into  the  different  acts   of   parliament   in    the   within  ^nii^ent 
petition  mentioned,  and  that  they  do  lay  the  same  before 
the  Recorder  for  his  revisal,  agreeable  to  the  prayer  of  B«eorder. 
the  within  petition. 
ni.i87  6.         [IB.]  The  commissioners  for  making  wide  and  con-wide^ 
venient  streets,  relative  to  several  lots  of  ground  and 
houses  on  the  east  side  of  the  Parliament  House  in  Parliament 

House. 

College  street :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  ^^[^ 
prayer  of  the  petition  and  that  such  consent  as  therein 
mentioned  be  entered  into  at  the  expense  of  the  several 
persons  in  the  foregoing  petition  mentioned,  provided 
the  Eecorder  shall  be  of  opinion  it  will  not  affect  the  secoider. 
city's  interest  in  the  suit  lately  depending  between  the 


380  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   HOLL,    1784. 

1784.  city  and  the  college,  and  also  provided  the  college  shall  ^l"**^?*^*' 

couige.      on  their  part  give  a  like  consent. 
Soerof         [16-]  Thomas    Knox,   mace  bearer    and    officer  of 
coramonfc    ^ommons,  for  usual  allowance  for  supplying  the  Sheriffs 

and  Commons  with  candles,   candlesticks,  and  other 
KacesMries.  necessaries  for  one  year  ending  this  assembly :  where- 
upon it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the 
Pajment.    Lord  Mayor's  warranty  pay  the  petitioner  £6,  sterling, 

for  the  above  necessaries. 
Ottiton.  [17.]  Lucy  Oulton,  praying  aid:  whereupon  it  waa 

ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
Grant.        warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  guineas. 
Staunton.        [18.]  Auu  Stauuton,  praying  aid:  whereupon  it  was 

ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
Grant.        warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  £2,  sterling. 

[19.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
gg^*       Ballast  Office  to  the  general  assembly,  the  14th  of 

July,  1784. 
BevoTt  *  Your  committee,  since  their   last   report   to  your 

honours,  proceeded  to  complete  the  building  of  the 
New  wau.  BO  feet  of  the  new  wall,  which  prevented  the  necessity 
pues.         of  repairing  part  of  the  piles  and  hope  soon  to  have 

the  same  finished. 
Works.  *  Your  committee  also  carried  on  the  several  works 

belonging  to  the  office  and  the  building  of  the  two  new 
Gabbards.    gabbards,  which  are  in  great  forwardness. 
Cash  *  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 

we  have  examined   and   find   there   is   a  balance  of 

£7,625  2s.  6d.,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 

deducting  £7,254  2s.  3d.,  overpaid  on  the  account  of 
Balance,  the  public  mouey,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman 
Hart         Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £371  Os.  3d.,  all  which 

is  humbly  submitted  to  your  honours. 

*  Signed  by  ten  of  the  committee.' 

BaUast  °  '^ 

2SS!LtM.        state  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  2l8t  m.  im. 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1784.  381 

2^1^'^^  day  of  April,  1784,  inclusive,  to  the  14th  day  of  July,  itw 
1784,  exclusive.  §S£f 


aoconnts. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

£     s.  d. 

To  balance  of  last  quarter's  abstract 

...      73*0  16    7 

To  cash  received  since 

...     1333    1    8 

£8,603  18    3 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

£    s.   d. 

Bsr  cash  paid  for  drawing  ballast 

...      282    9    7 

By  cash  paid  for  raising  the  pUes 

...     109  18    7 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

...     145   0   0 

By  cash  paid  for  aocount  of  gabbards 

...     328    2    7 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  disbursements 

...       03    6    8 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

...      128  18   0 

By  cash  paid  interest 

...       86    0    0 

...    7626    2    6 

£8,093  18    8 

Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 

£     8.   d. 

To  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  - 


Ter  contra,  Cr. 

£     8.  d. 

By  balance  over  expended  per  last  quarter's  abstract  ...    7035  12  8 

By  cash  expended  this  quarter  ...  ...  ...     218    9  7 


£7,254    2    3 


16th  July,  1784. — Granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
Sheriffs  and  Commons  do  name  one  of  the  commons  to 
be  of  the  committee,  in  the  room  of  David  Dick,  esquire,  ^^J;^^ 
deceased. 

[One  of  the  commons:]  Mr.  James  Campbell.  campbeii. 

Complaint   having   been   made,  that   the  gabbards  Gabbards. 
employed  by  the  Ballast  Office  in  the  harbour  do  not 
dredge  in  the  proper  places,  whereby  great  nuisances  oredgiwr. 
are  likely  to  be  created. 

"It  was  resolved,  that  it  be  an  instruction  to  the 
committee,  that  they  enquire  into  the  conduct  of  the  SSSJSI!*  **' 


382  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   KOLL,    1784. 

1784.  several  officers  in  that  department    and   report   their  rod  xmi.*. 

Officera.  ^  m.  138. 

opinion  to  a  post  assembly  to  be   convened   for  that 
purposa" 
The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Aldermen  request  the 
Concur,      concurrenco  of  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  in  the  fore- 
going resolution: — allowed. 

FranchiM.       1784.  July  16. — Admissious  to  franchise.  p.b. 

Deciam.         1784.  July  16. — Declaration  and  signatures.  c»«- 

1784.  September  10. — ^Post  Assembly.  m.i36*. 

Hamilton,       [1.]  William  Hamilton,  praying  to  be  elected  high 
fwrf^^n,'    constable,  in  the  room  of  Henry  Robinson,  deceased: 
deceased,     whoreupou   it    was   ordered,  that   the   within   named 
William  Hamilton  be  and  is  hereby  appointed  high 
constable  for  the  city    of   Dublin    during   the    city's 
pleasure,  not  exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas 
Salary,       assombly  1785,  at  the  usual  salary  of  £30,  per  year. 
*  James  Horan. — Thomas  Greene. — Thomas  Blackall. 
—  Willoughby  Lightbume.  —  Henry  Hart.  —  Thomas 
Emerson. — ^Henry  Bevan. — William  Dunn. — Anthony 
King.' 

1784.  October  16.— Third  Friday  after  the  29th  of  m.  lu. 

September. 

Lord  Mayor:  Jaraes  Horan. 
Sheriffs:  Caleb  Jenkin  and  Ambrose  Leet. 
ThaukH.  [^-l  "Resolved,  that  the  thanks    of    this  house  be 

Greene,      presented  to  alderman  Thomas  Greene,  late  Lord  Mayor 
Mayor.       of  this  city,  in  testimony  of  our  entire  approbation  of 

his  very  active,  honourable,  and  spirited  conduct  in 

discharge  of  that  important  office  during  an  arduous 

and  distressing  period." 
Thanks,  [2.]  "Eesolved,  that  the  thanks    of    this  house  be 

presented  to  Alexander  Kirkpatrick,  junior,  and 
^rick.  Benjamin  Smith,  esquires,  late  High  Sheriffs  of  this 
ihfriffs.      ^^^y»  ^^^  ^^^^  honourable  and  spirited  conduct  in  the 

execution  of  that  important  trust  in  a  manner  highly 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  383 

Roll  «iii.A.  honourable    to  themselves    and    advantageous  to  the  i7w. 
public." 

[3.]  "  Resolved,  that  two  debentures  of  £500,  each,  ^^' 
payable  to  the  city  treasurer,  be  put  under  the  city 
seal  for  the  purpose  of  enabling  the  overseers  appointed  oyerBecrs. 
to  repair  the  new  gaol  to  proceed  on  the  said  work.  New  gaoi. 
but  that  the  said  treasurer  shall  not  advance  any 
part  of  said  sum  until  such  time  as  the  grand  jury  f^^ 
by  the  consent  of  the  court  shall  add  the  Lord  Mayor, 
Sheriffs,  and  city  treasurer  for  the  time  being,  and 
six  aldermen  as  additional  overseers  to  tha  present- 
ment which  passed  last  Midsummer  sessions  for  said 
work,  and  that  the  money  when  collected  under  the 
said  presentment  be  paid  over  to  the  city  treasurer."       twLuwr. 

m.  i4«  h.         [4.]  "  Eesolved,  that  the  following  address  be  pre-  i^?^"**  ^ 
sented  to  his  grace  the  lord  lieutenant."  ueutenant. 

Address. 

*  To    his    grace   Charles,    Duke    of    Rutland,    lord  i>uke  of 

°  '  Rutlaud. 

lieutenant  general  and  general  governor  of  Ireland. 

*  The  address  of  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  Addws* 
and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin. 

*  May  it  please  your  grace. 

*We  think  it  right  at  this  time  to  approach  your 
grace  with  just  expressions  of  respect  for  your  grace's  Respewt 
personal   and  hereditary   virtues,  whilst   we  declare 
our  satisfaction  in  the  firmness  and  moderation  of  your 
government.  SSnt."*" 

*  As  we  sincerely  lament  and  condemn  the  outrages  outm^eg. 
which  have  lately  been  committed,  we  beg  leave  to 
express  our  humble  acknowledgments  for  the  readiness 

your  grace  has  discovered  to  co-operate  in  the  measures  Meosnres. 
which  we  recommended  for  suppressing  them. 

*  We  entertain  a  pleasing  hope,  that  by  your  grace's  ^^^^ 
interposition  and  exertions  such  a  proper  reform  in 

the  representation  of  the  people  in  parliament  as  well  Poriiameiic 


384  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   EOLL,    1784. 

17M.  as    a    commercial    arrangement   may   be  formed   by  BoUxxiii-A, 

.       ni.  146  o. 

consulting  the  general  interests  of  the  empire  as  will 

tS"?'**'     8^^®   stability  to   our   manufactures,  security   to  our 

trade,  and  increase  our  affection  for  our  sister  kingdom. 

Station.         *  Firmly  attached  to  our  free  and  happy  constitution 

in  church  and    state,  we  feel    the   most   satisfactory 

confidence  in  the  fortitude  of  your  grace's  character, 

and  your  grace  may  depend  upon  our  constitutional 

Support      support  of  every  wise  measure,  which  may  be  necessary 

Legislature,  to  maintain  the  authority  of  the  legislature  and  the 

Protestant  security  of  the  Protestant  establishment.' 

establish-  ^ 

ment.  To  which  addrcss  his  grace  the  lord  lieutenant  was 

Answer,      pleased  to  return  the  following  answer. 

His  Excellency's  Answek. 
*  The  expressions  of  your  personal  regard  and  public 

«5S~^'  approbation  must  at  all  times  be  highly  acceptable 
and  are  at  the  present  moment  peculiarly  flattering, 

Conduct,  as  they  afford  an  encouraging  proof  that  my  conduct 
has  ever  concurred  with  your  genuine  opinions  and 
that  whilst  you  praise  a  moderate,  you  expect  a  firm 

teiSon.*"     administration. 

Ma^stracj.  *  I  am  Confident  that  the  spirit  and  zeal  of  the  magis- 
tracy for  the  welfare  and  dignity  of  this  great  city 

Outrages.  wiU  uot  suffcr  a  revival  of  the  late  disgraceful  outrages, 
you  may  rely  upon  a  constant  exertion  of  my  assistance. 

tion^™*  *I  shall  ever  be  cordially  anxious  to  co-operate  for 
gratification  in  such  objects  as  may  appear  to  the 
legislature  to  have  a  just  and  salutary  tendency.    Your 

coinmer-     wishes   upou  the  subject   of   commercial  regulations 

regulations,  wisely  coimect  your  natural  attention  to  the  welfare 
of  this  kingdom  with  a  liberal  regard  for  the  general 

Interests  of  intercsts  of  the  empire  and  must  influence  my  warmest 
exertions. 

Sot?^***         *  ^y  attachment  to  our  constitution  in  church  and  m.  145. 

church  and  g^g^^^  jg  ^^  Unalterable  as  yours  can  be  and  I  feel  in 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  386 

Kou  xxiiijL.  the  assurance  of  your  support  the  strongest  convictions  nw. 
of  the  propriety  and  encouragement  to  hope  for  the 
success  of  that  decided  conduct  by  which  I  shall  ever 
study  to  consult  the  real  interests  and  happiness  of  ]^^^^  °' 
Ireland  in  maintaining  the  authority  of  the  legislature 
and  the  security  of  the  Protestant  establishment.         esSibUsh" 

[B.]  "Resolved,     that    the    following     address    b^^l^^^iof 
and  the  security  of  the  Protestant  establishment.'  c^^ie- 

Address. 

*  To  the  right  honourable  James,  Earl  of  Charlemont. 

*The  address  of  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  commons,  d^^JJ®"*^' 
and  citizens  of  Dublin  in  common  council  assembled.    Son^®'*' 

*We,    the    Lord    Mayor,    Sheriffs,    commons,    and 
citizens    of    Dublin,    who    have    long    beheld    with 
gratitude  and  respect  your  lordship's  unceasing  efforts  ^^*^*^*^®' 
to  advance  the    happiness    and    prosperity    of    your 
country,    think    ourselves     as    the    first    Protestant  ^I'^J^®**?* 

•^  '  cori>oration 

corporation  peculiarly  called  upon  to  declare  our  entire  <*««**"-*"^"- 
approbation  of  your  lordship's   manly    and   constitu- 
tional answer  delivered  to  the  corps  reviewed  at  Belfast  ^^J'*"* 
on  the  13th  July  last. 

*  While  we  admire  the  spirit  and  moderation  of  that 
answer,  we  concur  with  your   lordship    in   declaring  Answer, 
that  as   the   interests   of   our  country  are  our  grand 
objects,  so  we  will  pursue  them  by  constitutional  means  Jj^^^Jf/^^' 
alone,  having  the    utmost    good   will   to    our    fellow  °^®*°''- 
subjects  of  the  Boman  Catholic  persuasion,  we  rejoice  Roman 
in  the  late  privileges  which  an  enlightened  legislature  Privileges, 
has  extended  to  them,  but  we  never  can  consent  to 

any  measure  which    may   weaken   or   endanger  the  -,  .  ,   . 
Protestant  establishment  in  church  or  state.'  Swt!^'^" 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  the  Duke  Franciiiae. 
of  Rutland,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland :  whereupon  it  nStilnd, 
was  ordered,  that  the  freedom  of  this  city  be  presented  lieutenant 
to  his  grace  Charles,  duke  of  Eutland,  lord  lieutenant 

VOL.  xm.  0  0 


386  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1784. 

1784.  of    Ireland,  in  a  gold   box   not  exceeding   in    value  Bon«ciiL* 

twenty-five  guineas. 

Pnmchise,       [7.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  the  right 

^reury  '^^^^^^^'^'^l®  Thomas  Orde,  esquire,  secretary  to  the  lord 
lieutenant  of  Ireland:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  freedom  of  this  city  be  presented  to  the  right 
honourable  Thomas  Orde,  esquire,  secretary  to  his 
grace  the  duke  of  Rutland,  lord  lieutenant  of  Ireland, 

Silver  box.  in  a  silver  box  not  exceeding  in  value  five  guineas. 

oreene.  [8.]  Aldermau   Thomas   Greene,   late   Lord  Mayor, 

praying  usual  sum  of  £600 :  whereupon  it  was  ordered, 

iiRyonJ^,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 

Paymaiit.  pay  the  petitioner  the  sum  of  £600,  sterling,  the  same 
to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts^  deducting  thereout  one 
hundred  guineas  in  lieu  of  the  commons  ball. 

Hart,  [9.]  Alderman  Henry  Hart,  praying  to  be  continued  „.  ^i,, 

mJ^ct,  Ballast  Master:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the 
within  named  alderman  Henry  Hart  be  and  is  hereby 
elected  Ballast  Master  and  treasurer  to  the  Ballast 
OflBce  for  the  port  and  harbour  of  Dublin  for  one  year 
ending  next  Michaelmas  assembly  1786,  at  the  annual 

Salary.  Salary  of  £160,  he  giving  such  security  for  the  faithful 
discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  office  and  also  for  his 
accounting  justly  for  all  such  sums  of  money  as  he 
shall  receive  from  time  to  time,  as  shall  be  approved 

seeuritj.  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs,  said  security  to 
be  entered  into  in  ten  days  from  this  date  or  this 
order  to  be  void. 

[10.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

Trade*.  committce  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills 
have  made  the  following  report  of  the  13th  day  of 
October,  1784. 

B«port.  *  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  examining  trades- 

men's bills,  inform  your  honours  that  we  met  on  the 
14th  day  of  October  instant  and  carefully  examined 

Bills.         the  following  bills,  that  is  to  say: — 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  387 

UoUxziii.A  £,        8.     d.    179*. 

m.ws*.         'Thomas    Todd    Faulkner's    bill    for  T«da.. 


printing    and   stationery,   ending 

23rd  June,  1784  138    6    9J 

'Thomas    Todd    Faulkner's    bill    for 

advertising     ...  ...  ...       36    9    OJ 

'  James  Potts'  bill   for   advertising  to 

6th  October,  1784,   amounting  to 

£22   198.   9d.,   out   of    which   is 

deducted   the  sum  of  £1  9s.  9d., 

leaves  a  balance  of      ...  ...       21  10    0 

*  John  Eussell's  bill  for  lighting  globes 

to  the  1st  May,  1784     ...  ...       63  16    0 

*  John  Armitt's  bill  for  English  papers 

to  6th  April,  1784         7  10    8 

*  William  Sloane's  bill  for  work  done  at 

the  city  carts  to  20th  September, 

1784  26  10    9 

'  George  Cairncross  for  painting  at  the 

Mayoralty  house  ...  ...      62  16  11 J 

*  Samuel  Fisher  for  papering  and  white- 

washing at  the  Mayoralty  house  ...      26    6    9 
'Richard  Tudor  for  work  done  at  the 

mace  and  sword  ...  ...         19    3 

*  Isaac  Poole's  bill  for  tin  work  to  the 

27th  September,  1784  ...      10    9    6 


I's  billa. 


£384    3    8} 


*  Amounting  in  all  to  the  sum  of  £384  3s.  8Jd.,  sum  to  b« 
sterling,  which  we  are  of  opinion  and  do  reconmiend 
be  forthwith  paid  to  the  several  persons  in  the  pro- 
portions above  mentioned.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  be  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly, 
m.  \^  [11.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 


388  DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL,    1784. 

1784.  committee  appointed  for  setting  the  beams  and  scales  ^\^ 

•cai2L**"  liave  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  14th  day  of 
October,  1784. 

Beport  *  We,  the  committee  appointed  for  setting  the  beams 

and  scales  to  whom  the  petition    of    certain  of    the 

EMfw.        commons  praying  that  Francis  Eager  may  surrender 

onnarj.  the  granary  at  the  market  house  was  referred,  inform 
your  honours  that  we  met  on  the  14th  day  of  September 
last  and  took  the  same  into  consideration  and  it 
appearing  that  the  said  granary  is  a  necessary  accom- 
modation for  the  beams  and  scales  belonging  to  the 
corporation  and  without  which  we  apprehend  they 
could  not  be  set  to  advantage,  were  therefore  of  opinion 
and  do  recommend,  that  as  the  said  Francis  Eager  hath 

Surrender,  consentcd  to  Surrender  the  said  granary,  he  be  allowed 
a  sum  of  £46  lOs.  sterling,  annually  in  lieu  of  the 
same  and  in  lieu  of  all  other  claims  or  allowances 
whatsoever,  which  he  might  or  may  have  or  claim 

AUowance.  agaiust  the  corporation,  the  said  allowance  of  £46  lOs. 
to  commence  from  the  29th  day  of  September  aforesaid. 
In  consequence  whereof  we  adjourned  the  cant  for 
setting  the  beams  and  scales  until  the  18th  instant, 
when  the  whole  may  be  set  together.' 

Q^^.  It  was  thereupon   granted,   the   committee's   report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
E^CT^"*"    s^^  ^^  ^^    10s-  ^^   P^i^    yearly  to  Francis  Eager 

during  the  city's  pleasure,  for  the    reasons    in    the 

within  report  mentioned. 
Hj^ntwa,        [12.]  Alderman  James  Hamilton,  praying   for   two 
STr^"'       debentures  for  £600  each,  bearing  interest  at  five  per 
orand        ceut.  iu  licu  of  money  paid  by  him  to  the  Grand  Canal 

treasurer:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the 

prayer  of  the  within  petition. 

SS?ejor!*^  [13.]  Samuel  Byron,  praying  to  be  continued  city 
surveyor:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to  the 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  389 

RoJJ  »iti.A.  prayer  of  the  petition,  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  its*. 
exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas  assembly  1785. 

[14.]  Robert  McGregor,  praying  to  be  appointed  one  JJ*^J®f°^^ 
of  the  supervisors  of  the  Ballast  Office  in  the  room  of  ga^Jj^ 
Mr.    Walter    Nugent,    deceased:     it    was    thereupon 
granted,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the  within  petition, 
and  that  the  within  named  Robert  McGregor  be  and 
is  hereby  appointed  one  of  the  supervisors  and  gangers 
,of  the  Ballast  Office,  in  the  place  and  stead  of  Walter 
Nugent,  deceased,  during  the   city's   pleasure,  at  the^^^ 
usual  salary. 

m.  1U6.         [15.]  Joseph    Andrews,   praying    to    be    appointed  ^J^^«7*' 
weigh-m  aster  of  the  green  hide  crane  in  the  room  of  "^*^^*^- 
Mrs.  Barber ;  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  within 
named  Joseph  Andrews  be  and  is  hereby  appointed 
weigh-m  aster  to  the  city  green  hide  crane  during  the 
city's  pleasure  in  the  room  of  Mrs.  Barber,  deceased.      SSJ^id. 
[16.]  William    Osbrey,    praying    to    be    continued  ^^^^^ 
Marshal  keeper  of  the  city  of  Dublin :  whereupon  it  ^^v^^- 
was  ordered,  that  the  above  named  William  Osbrey 
be  and  is  hereby  continued  Marshal  keeper  to  the  city 
of  Dublin  during  the  city's  pleasure,  not  exceeding  one 
year  ending  Michaelmas  assembly  1785,  with  all  the 
just  fees  and  perquisites  belonging  to  said  employment, 
and  that  the  petitioner  shall  be  bound  in  a  bond  of  Bond. 
£3,000,  and  find  three  sureties,  each  to  be  bound  in  sureties.  ■ 
separate  bonds  of  £1,000,  for  indemnifying  the  city 
from  all  escapes  and  for  the  due  execution  of  said 
employment,  that  he  shall  on  Monday  in  every  week 
make  and  return  a  list  on  oath  of  every  person  in  his  Peraona  in 
custody  upon  any  action  or  execution  or  other  process 
whatsoever   from   the    city   or   Tholsel    court,    distin-  Jouh?^ 
guishing  at  whose  suit  such  person  or  persons  was  or 
were  committed  and  when  and  where  and  by  whom 
discharged  and  whether  such  person  hath  been  kept 
in  actual  custody  or  not  said  security  to  be  approved 


g      390  DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1784. 

1784.  of  by  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  and  entered  into  boUouLa. 

.  .        .  111.1446, 

m  one  week  from  this  day  or  this  order  for  continuing 

the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

SSKw"^"^        [17.]  Judith  Bobinson,  widow  of  Henry  Robinson, 

late  high  constable,  praying  aid:   whereupon  it  was 

Payment.     Ordered,  that   the  city  treasurer  do  pay  the  within 

petitioner  £11  7s.  6d.,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant, 

in  full  for  all  demands  which  she  has  on  the  city, 

the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

riSrtSr,  [1^-]  Williawi  Lyster,  esquire,  register  to  the  unani- 

SSSSSy.     JT^iO^s  annuity  company,  relative  to  ten  city  bonds  in 

cityboncu.  their  possession:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  two 

bonds  be  made  out,  one  for  £500,  and  the  other  for 

£B50,  put  under  the  city  seal,  bearing  interest  at  the 

rate  of  £5  per  cent.,  agreeable  to  the  prayer  of  the 

within  petition,  and  that  the  bonds  within  mentioned  be 

cancelled. 

fa^wJSSit        [19-]  Edward  Scriven,  praying  to  be  paid  money  in 

aid  of  his  disbursements,  etc.,  and  that  the  committee 

▲cconnt8.    appointed  to  settle  his  accounts  may  be  continued: 

whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the   contents  of   the 

within  petition  be  referred  to  the  committee  appointed 

for  conducting   city   law   business,    who   are  hereby  „.!«. 

empowered  to  consider  the  same  and  to  report  their 

opinion  thereon  to  the  next  assembly,  also  that  the  city 

treasurer  do  in  the   meantime   on   the  Lord   Mayor's 

Poyment.    Warrant  pay  the  within  petitioner  £400  sterling  on 

account,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[20.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  praying  to  have  the 

Deeds.        city  Seal  affixed  to  deeds  of  conveyance  of  mills  at 

Brid"*        Island  Bridge  in  the  county  of  Dublin  to  trustees  of 

Circular      Circular  road:   whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant 

J^oad.         tQ  i]^Q  prayer  of  the  above  petition. 

^lelk^'f  ^^^'^  John  Pursell,  clerk  of  the  commons,  praying 

commone.    usual  allowaucc :  whereupon  it  was  ordered  that  the 

Payment,    city  treasurcr  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY   SOLL,    1784.  391 

Ron  Diii.A.  the  petitioner  fifteen  guineas,  the  same  to  be  allowed  i784. 
in  his  accounts. 

[22.]  Eobert  Cooke,  praying  to  be  continued  serjeant  cwke^^^  ^^ 
at  mace :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  ™»^- 
named  Eobert  Cooke  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one 
of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  during  the  city's  pleasure, 
not  exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas  1786,  he 
giving  such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the 
duties  of  said  ofiBce  and  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace 
as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve  of,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this 
date  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be 
void. 

[23.]  James  Clarke,  the  like,  like  order.  ciarke. 

[24.]  Francis  Gibbons,  praying  compensation  for  his  Gibbon*, 
trouble  in  taking  care  of  the  city  horses  and  carts  for 
one  year  and  for  cleansing  several  streets  in  said  city :  SISSb'* 
whereupon    it    is    ordered,    that    the    city     do     pay  Payment, 
the  within  named  petitioner  £B  13s.  9d.,  for  the  reasons 
within   mentioned,    the    same   to  be   allowed    in  his 
accounts. 

[2B.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the  Baiiagt 

Office. 

Ballast  Of&ce   to   the   general  assembly  the    13th   of 
October,  1784. 

*  Your  committee,  since  their  last  report  agreeably  Report, 
to  your  honoxirs*  order,  enquired  into  the  conduct  of 
the  officers  concerned  in  th^  raising  the  ballast  and  Baiiaat. 
being  of  opinion  that  the  supervisors,  whose  duty  it  is 
to  superintend  that  business,  could  not  spare  sufficient 
in.i«6.      time  from  their  other  duties  to  see  the  work  properly 

executed,  they  ordered  Mr.  John  Salt  and  Mr.  John  sait. 
MuUarkey,  whose  business  requires  them  to  be  daily  Muiiarkey 
in    the   harbour    where  the   ballast   is    dredged,    to 
superintend  and  direct  the  gabbards  to  dredge  in  such  OabUrdB 
situations    as    may  be  most    conducive    to    the   safe 
navigation  of  the  ships  through  the  channel  and  that  chiSeL 


392 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1784. 


Harbour. 


Coinmig- 

a4-i'i»uiilH. 


Account*, 

City  B«il. 
Dutieii. 


Pilot 
committee. 


New  wall. 


Nuifent, 
8uper%'i»<)r. 


Cosh. 


Balance. 
Hurt 


they  should  make  weekly  reports  of  what  progress  is  »<* 
made,  by  which  means  we  hope  there  will  not  be  any 
complaint  of  nuisances  being  created  in  the  harbour 
in  future. 

*  The  commissioners  of  imprest  accounts,  pursuant  to 
an  act  passed  last  session  of  parliament,  have  by  their 
I>recept  (a  copy  of  w^hich  is  hereunto  annexed)  required 
an  account  to  be  exhibited  to  them  under  the  citj^  seal 
of  all  the  revenues  of  this  oflBce  since  its  establishment 
and  of  the  expenditure  thereof  and  also  of  the  expen- 
diture of  all  the  parliamentary  grants.  We  accordingly 
lay  before  your  honours  said  accounts  herewith,  in 
order  to  have  the  city  seal  affixed  to  them,  the  duties 
granted  by  the  act  of  the  third  year  of  the  reign  of 
his  pres(Mit  majesty  (of  which  precept  requires  an 
account)  are  under  the  management  of  the  pilot  com- 
mittee. 

*  Your  oomniittee  have  completed  the  50  feet  of  the 
new  wall,  which  has  been  carrying  on  this  summer 
and  wo  conducted  the  other  business  of  the  office  in 
the  usual  manner. 

*  ^fr.  Walter  Nugent,  one  of  the  supervisors,  having 
died  since  the  last  general  assembly,  we  appointed  his 
son  ^fr.  dairies  Nugent  to  do  the  duty  during  the 
vacancy  of  the  employ inent. 

*  An  abstract  of  the  cash  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 
we  have  examined  and  find  there  is  a  balance  of 
£8,202  Is.,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 
deducting  £7,903  19s.  6^d.  overpaid  on  the  account  of 
the  public  money,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman 
Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £298  Is.  5Jd.,  all 
which  is  humbly  submitted  to  your  honours.' 


14Sft. 


Imprest 
accounts 
Precept. 


The  Commissioners  of  Imprest  Accounts    Precept. 

"  Whereas,  under  and  by  virtue  of  an  act  of  parlia- 
ment made  in  the  24th  year  of  the  reign  of  his  present 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1784.  393 

^^^'^  majesty  King  George  the  Third,  intitled  an  act  for  the  ^-    ^^^ 
due    accounting    for    all   money   granted   for   public  ^^*- 
works,  charities,  and  hospitals  therein  mentioned  and 
for  the  ordering  a  regular  account  in  future  of  all 
monies  entrusted  to  the  corporation  for  carrying  on 
the  inland  navigation,  the  trustees  of  the  linen  manu-  navigation, 
facture,  the  Dublin  Society,  the  corporation  for  paving  ^^^c. 
the  streets  of  Dublin,  and  for  other  purposes  therein  i>^iin 
mentioned,  it  is  enacted,  that  it  shall  be  lawful  for  ?Sin?.*' 

m.  142.       the  commissioners  of  imprest  accounts  or  any  three  commis- 

*  •/  sioners  of 

of  them  for  the  time  being  and  they  are  hereby  required  i^J'^ouSts. 
to  call  before  them  the  several  persons  who  have  at 
any  time  received  from  his  majesty's  treasury  any 
ptiblic  money  for  any  of  the  purposes  aforesaid,  as  ^nwic 
also  the  several  persons  to  whom  any  money  has  been 
granted  or  appropriated  for  any  of  the  said  purposes, 
and  the  successors,  executors,  and  administrators  of 
such  persons  respectively  and  to  require  them  to  give 
an  account  of  the  expenditure  of  the  said  money  and 
to  exhibit  to  the  said  commissioners  all  such  accounts,  Accounts, 
certificates,  warrants  of  expenditure,  books,  muniments, 
or  bills  whatsoever  as  shall  touch  or  concern  the  receipt  Receipt 
or  expenditure  of  such  money  or  the  charge  or  discharge  Expendi- 
of  the  accounts  thereof  and  as  shall  be  and  remain  Money, 
in  their  hands  or  custody,  and  to  examine  upon  oath 
the  said  several  persons  touching  the  several  items 
thereof.     And  whereas  by  the  said  act,  the  said  com- 
missioners are  amongst  others  directed  to  enquire  into 
the  receipt  and  expenditure  of  all   duties,  fines,  and  ^f^^' 
penalties  recovered  under  an    act    for    cleansing  the  Penalties, 
port,  harbour,  and  river  of  Dublin,  and  for  erecting  ^^*5^ 
a  Ballast  Ofiice  in  the  said  city,  and  said  commissioners  Baiiast 

•^  *  Office. 

are  also  directed  to  enquire  into  the  receipt  and  expen- 
diture of  all  sums  of  money  which  have  from  time  to 
time  been  granted,  over  and  above  the  duties  aforesaid, 
out  of  the  public  revenues  to  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs, 


394 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1784. 


1784. 
Corpora- 
tion of 
Dublin. 
BalloAt 
Office  wall. 
Hftrbonr. 


Money 
grants. 


Powers. 

Bbips. 
Duties. 


Order. 


▲ooonnt. 

Receipt. 

Expendi- 

tare. 

DntieB. 

Grants. 

Fines. 


Expend!* 
tureof 


Books. 


Delirery  of 
documents. 


Common 


Commons,  and  citizens  of  the  said  city  of  Dublin  for  Boiixxiii.i 

'  •'  m.  14iL 

carrying  on  the  Ballast  Ofl&ce  wall  in  the  harbour  of 
the  city  of  Dublin,  or  for  otherwise  improving  the  said 
harbour  to  the  amount  of  £67,169  4s.  6d.,  from  the 
year  1752  to  the  year  1781,  and  the  said  commissioners 
are  also  directed  to  enquire  into  the  receipt  and  expen- 
diture of  all  sums  of  money  which  have  been  granted 
under  another  act  passed  in  the  third  year  of  the  reign 
of  his  present  majesty,  intitled  an  act  for  vesting 
further  powers  in  the  said  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs, 
commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin  for  the 
securing  of  ships  trading  to  the  port  and  harbour  of 
Dublin,  by  which  several  like  duties  were  granted  to 
be  paid  to  the  Ballast  Master  of  the  Ballast  Of&oe  of 
the  said  port  of  Dublin,  and  of  all  which  the  said 
commissioners  are  required  to  take  an  account. 

"Now  we,  the  said  commissioners  of  imprests,  do 
hereby,  in  pursuance  of  the  said  act,  require  the  Lord 
Mayor,  Sheriffs,  Commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of 
Dublin  to  state  to  us,  an  account  of  the  receipt  and 
expenditure  of  all  the  said  duties  and  grants,  and  of 
all  fines  and  penalties  recovered  under  the  said  acts 
of  the  6th  year  of  the  reign  of  her  late  majesty  Queen 
Anne,  and  3rd  year  of  the  reign  of  his  present  majesty, 
or  either  of  them,  and  also  an  account  of  the  expen- 
diture of  the  said  sum  of  £67,169  4s.  6d.,  so  granted , 
as  aforesaid,  and  to  exhibit  to  us  with  said  account 
all  certificates,  warrants,  proofs  of  expenditure,  books, 
muniments,  receipts,  bills,  or  other  entries,  or  papers 
concerning  the  same,  in  manner  aforesaid,  and  to 
deliver  the  same  to  us  on  the  2nd  day  of  November 
next  at  our  office  of  public  accounts  in  the  city  of 
Dublin,  which  said  account  so  to  be  stated,  we  do 
hereby  require  and  direct  to  be  authenticated  as  a  just 
and  true  state  of  such  account  by  the  common  seal  of 
the  said  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  Commons,  and  citizens 


.142 


DUBLIN  ASSEMBLY  £OLL,  1784.  395 

^^"i^of  Dublin,  and  you  are  hereby  required  to  give^due  its*- 

obedience  to  this  our  precept  under  the  penalties  in  ^Jj^^ 
the  said  act  mentioned,  given  under  our  hands  and 
seals  this  1st  day  of  June,  1784. 

"E.  Tighe.  (seal) 

"Henry  Loftus.     (seal) 
"Ed.  B.  Swan,     (seal) 

"  To  the  right  honourable  the  Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs, 
Commons,  and  citizens  of  the  city  of  Dublin  and  to 
their  law  agent  and  Ballast  Master  of  said  city." 

State  of  the  Ballast  OflBce  accounts  from  the  14th  g^^* 
day  of   July,   1784,    inclusive,   to   the   13th   day   of  •^""^• 
October,  1784,  exclusive. 

Ballant  Office,  Dr. 

£    I.  d. 

To  balance  of  Uut  quarter's  abstract  .  ^  ...  ...     7625   2  6 

To  cash  received  since  ...  ...  ...  ...     16S9  16  1 


1:9^17   7 


Per  contra,  Cr. 

B7  cash  paid  for  raising  ballast 

By  cash  paid  for  repairing  the  piles 

By  cash  paid  salaries 

By  cash  (Aid  for  account  of  gabbards 

By  cash  paid  rent  and  contingent  disbursements 

By  cash  paid  for  account  of  the  lighthouse 

By  cash  paid  interest 

By  cash  paid  off  debentures  Na  78  and  79    ... 

By  balance 


£    a.  d. 


299  18 

0 

110 

5 

7 

146 

0 

0 

151  16 

4 

91 

7 

0 

12 

3 

8 

62 

5 

0 

200 

0 

0 

8202 

1 

0 

£9,264  17    7 


Ballast  Office  for  the  public  money,  Dr. 
To 

Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  balance  over  expended  per  last  quarter's  abstract 
By  cash  expended  this  quarter 


£     8.  d. 


£   B. 

d. 

7254  2 

S 

649  17 

H 

£7,90S  19 

H 

396 


17&4. 
Order. 

Citj  seal. 
Acconnta. 
Warren. 


Franchise. 


Declara- 
tion. 


DUBLIN    ASSEMBLY    ROLL,    1784-1785. 


iBth  October,  1784. — Granted,  the  committee's  report  Mi*riif.A. 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  seal  be  affixed  to  the  Ballast  Office  accounts. 

Ordered,  that  alderman  Warren  be  one  of  the  com- 
mittee in  the  room  of  the  Lord  Mayor. 

1784.  October  15. — Admissions  to  franchise. 
1784.  October  15. — Declaration  and  signatures. 


F.  R. 
B.10& 


Taylor. 
Allen, 
Town 
Clerks. 


Lambert, 
deceased. 


SMlary. 


Rent  for 
Tholsel 
office. 


Bonds. 


Recorder. 


Gk>rem- 
meut. 
Privy 
council. 


1784.  October  20.— Post  Assembly.  ) 

[1.]  Benjamin  Taylor,  praying  to  be  continued  one 
of  the  Town  Clerks  of  this  city  and  John  Allen  praying 
to  be  elected  joint  Town  Clerk  in  the  room  of  Mr.  John 
Lambert,  deceased:  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 
the  within  named  Benjamin  Taylor  and  John  Allen 
be  appointed  joint  Town  Clerks  or  Clerk  of  the  Tholsel 
with  the  usual  salary,  fees,  profits,  and  perquisites 
thereunto  belonging,  during  the  pleasure  of  the  city, 
they  paying  to  the  city  the  annual  rent  of  £100  for 
the  office  in  the  Tholsel  in  which  the  business  of  the 
Town  Clerk  is  now  transacted  and  entering  into  such 
bonds,  covenants,  and  agreements  for  payment  thereof 
and  for  the  performance  of  the  said  office,  to  save  the 
city  harmless,  with  such  other  clauses  as  the  Eecorder 
shall  advise,  and  upon  the  said  Benjamin  Taylor  and 
John  Allen  being  approved  of  by  government  and 
privy  council  on  their  appointment  to  said  office. 

*  James  Horan. — Thomas  Greene. — Thomas  Blackall. 
— Willoughby  Lightburne. — ^Henry  Hart. — Thomas 
Emerson. — Anthony  King. — Henry  Bevan. — Joseph 
Lynam.' 


.141. 


1785. 


Auditors  of 

acconuts. 


1785.  January  21. — Fourth  Friday  after  the  2Bth  of  m.  is2. 
December,  1784. 

[1.]  Auditors  of  the  city  accounts  for  the  last  year. 

Lord  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  masters  of  the  works,  aldermen 
Greene,    Dunne,    Emerson,    Bevan,    Shell,    Howison, 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1785.  397 

2?u?^^'^'  Sutton,  Exshaw,  Rose,  messieurs  Bead,  Thorp,  Grant,  »785. 
Leech,    Isaac    Manders,    Houghton,     Callage,    John 
Maddock,    Richard    Tudor,    Campbell,    John    Binns, 
Hutton,     Strong,     M'Cready,     Neary,     Worthington, 
Thomas  Tudor,  Mills. 

[2.]  "  Resolved,  that  our  representatives  in  parlia-  p^uJS^en?. 
ment  be  instructed  to  give  the  Lord  Mayor  the  earliest 
information   respecting    any  business    in   parliament, 
wherein  the  interest  or  rights  of  the  corporation  areKigbtoof 

'='  "^  coxpora- 

concemed."  "**°- 

The  Lord  Mayor  and  Board  of  Alderman  unani- 
mously agree  with  the  above  resolutions  and  request  Aip-eed  to 
the  concurrence  of  the  Sheriffs  and  Commons  therein. 

m.  isab.         [3.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 

committee  appointed    for    inspecting   city  leases  near  city  leases, 
expiring  have  made  the  annexed  report  of  the  19th  of 
January,  1785. 

'  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  1st  day  of  K«port. 
December  last  your  committee  met  and  directed  that 
Mr.  Reed  should  proceed  in  the  suit  relative  to  the  ^•^• 
ground  in  Thomas  street  taken  by  him  from  the  city  Jtr^JT* 
on  the  26th  day  of  January,  1783,  in  order  to  maintain 
the  city's  title  thereto  and  are  of  opinion  that  you 
should  reimburse  Mr,  Reed  such  costs  as  he  may  be  coats. 
put  to  on  that  account.     On  the  8th  day  of  January 
instant  we  again  met  and  took  into  consideration  the 
petition  of  Thomas  Browne  to  be  paid  the  sum  of  Browne. 
£100,  due  to  him  by  your  honours'  bond  No.  297,  and  Bond, 
are  of  opinion  that  he  be  paid  the  amount  thereof. 

*  The  petition  of  John  Murphy  of  Cornmarket  for  a  Murphy, 
renewal  of  the  lease  of  his  house  at  the  corner  of  High  ^^»«- 

^      nigh 

street  projecting  to  Cornmarket,  and  it  appearing  to  8*'®«*- 
us,  that  there  are  four  houses  on  that  lot  of  ground,  inarket 
which  was  formerly  set  to  George  Blackall  in  trust  for  BiMkaU. 
sir  John  Castleton,  in  one  of  which  the  said  John  cwtieton. 


398  BXTBLIK   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,   1785. 

1785.  Murphy  resides,  and  that  the  lease  of  the  whole  will  ^^^ 

expire  the  20th  of  December  next. 
o2?"'*       *  That  the  holding  of  Gorman's  Gate,  formerly  demised 

to  Elizabeth  Salmon,  will  expire  on  the  2Bth  day  of 
^^l        March  next.    That  the  lease  of  the  house  in  Castle 

street,  formerly  set  to  Philip  Crofts,  is  now  expired, 

and  in  the  city's  possession.    We  recommend  that  the 
8*ttia».      above  holdings  be  forthwith  set  and  to  commence  from 

the  expiration  of  the  present  leases.' 
orrier.  It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 

confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 

committee  of  city  leases  be  and  are  hereby  empowered 
AdTertire-    forthwith  to  advcrtize  and  set  the  several  houses  and 

mom  lor 

Mttiuff.       premises  in  the  annexed  report  mentioned  to  the  highest 
and  best  bidder  that  can  be  gotten  for  the  same. 

[4.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the  "-"^ 
committee  appointed  for  examining  tradesmen's  bills 
have  made  the  following  report  of  the  19th  of  January, 
1785. 

BaporL  *  Wc,  the  Committee  appointed  for  examining  trades- 

men's bills,  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours  that  we 
met  on  the  10th  and  15th  days  of  January  instant  and 

Buii.         carefully  examined  the  following  bills,  that  is  to  say: — 

£     8.  d. 
*John   Sheen's  bill   for   brazier's  work 
from  25th  September  to  23rd  June, 
1784  10  10    6 

*  Henry  Keating's  bill  for  plastering  and 

painting    from  February,   1781,   to 

March,  1782      ...  ...  ...       2    9    5 

*  The  proprietors  of  the  Hibernian  Journal 

for  advertising,  commencing  12th 
March,  1783,  and  ending  19th 
January,  1784  10  13    6 


Tnd6ft> 
men's  \ 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   ROLL,    1785.  399 

EolljutiiU.  £        S.     d.     1785. 

m.  15L 

*  Samuel      Byron's      bill      commencing  ''^^t.,! 

•'  "  men  8  Dillfl. 

October,  1783,  and  ending  Septem- 
ber, 1784,  after  deducting  two 
charges  which  committee  were  of 
opinion  ought  not  to  be  charged  to 
them,  leaves  a  balance  of  ...      9    6    8 


£33    0    2 


*  Amounting  in  all  to  the  sum  of  £33  Os.  2d.  sterling,  Amount, 
which  your  committee  are  of  opinion  and  do  recom- 
mend be  forthwith  paid  to  the  several  persons  above  payment 
mentioned.       We  further  beg  leave  to  inform  your 
honours,  that  there  were  several  other  bills  laid  before 
your  committee,  as  the  several  tradesmen  had  brought 
such  bills  up  to  the  present  date,  we  thought  it  most  buis. 
prudent  and  proper  to  return  such  bills  in  order  that 
such  persons  might  make  out  the  same  regularly,  com- 
mencing Michaelmas,  1783,  and  ending   Michaelmas,  Michael. 
1784,  and  that  in  future  such  tradesmen  should  make 
out     their     bills     regularly     from     Michaelmas     to 
Michaelmas.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  and  that  the 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  Payment, 
the  several  persons  in  the  within  report  named,  the 
several  sums  in  the  within  report  mentioned,  the  same 
to  be  allowed  the  treasurer  in  his  accounts. 

[5.]  Messieurs  Bichard  and  Isaac  Manders,  setting  Manders. 
forth  that  the  committee  appointed  for  the  inspecting 
the  management  of  tolls  and  customs,  to  whom  their  Toiisand 

^  customs. 

petition  was  referred,  have  made  the  annexed  report  of 
the  19th  of  January,  178B. 

'  We  beg  leave  to  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  Beport. 
let  day  of  December  last  your  committee  met  and  took 


400 


DUBLIN   ASSEMBLY   BOLL, 


178B. 


1785. 
IConden. 


Toll 
honses. 


Law 
expenses. 


loooonti. 


XX111.A. 

151. 


Deposit. 


Bent. 


▲llowanoe. 


Order. 


Deposit. 


Treasurer. 


Interest. 


into  consideration  the  petition  of  messieurs  Richard  and  boii 
Isaac  Manders,  your  tenants  for  the  tolls  and  customs, 
praying  to  be  reimbursed  a  sum  of  money  expended 
by  them  in  erecting  new  and  repairing  old  toll  houses, 
the  rent  of  the  same,  advertisements  inserted  in  different 
papers,  fees  paid  to  counsel  for  their  opinions,  with  m  i5i  * 
other  law  expenses  relative  to  the  city's  right  to  said 
tolls  and  customs,  and  having  minutely  compared  the 
accounts  of  messieurs  Manders  with  the  vouchers 
produced  by  them  to  us,  whereby  it  appeared  that  a 
sum  of  £124  128.  9d.  sterling,  has  been  expended  by 
them,  are  of  opinion  that  they  be  allowed  said  sum. 

*  That  the  said  Eichard  and  Isaac  Manders,  at  the 
time  of  their  taking  the  said  tolls  and  customs, 
deposited  with  your  treasurer  the  sum  of  £600,  as  a 
security  for  the  payment  of  their  rent  of  the  tolls  and 
customs  and  messieurs  Manders  have  been  punctual 
heretofore  in  discharging  their  said  rent,  notwith- 
standing the  several  disadvantages  arising  from  the 
dearth  of  the  last  season,  we  are  of  opinion  that  they  be 
allowed  the  said  sum  of  £500,  in  their  next  payment, 
and  that  the  said  Eichard  and  Isaac  Manders  be  also 
allowed  a  sum  of  £30,  as  for  one  year's  interest  of  the 
said  last  mentioned  sum  of  £500.' 

It  was  thereupon  granted,  the  committee's  report 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly,  except  as  to 
that  part  relative  to  the  payment  of  £600  deposit  by 
messieurs  Manders  with  the  city  treasurer,  and  that 
the  same  shall  remain  in  the  treasurer's  hands  until 
the  determination  of  their  lease,  but  that  he  do  allow 
them  the  interest  thereof  at  the  rate  of  £6,  per  cent, 
per  annum,  until  said  sum  be  paid,  the  same  to 
commence  from  the  time  of  their  having  deposited  said 
sum. 

[6.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  setting  forth  that  the 


DTTBLIN  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    178B.  401 

Koiirxiiu.  committee  appointed  for  setting  beams  and  scales  have  ^^^^^^ 
made  the  annexed  report  of  the  19th  January,  178B.      «»i««* 

*  We  inform  your  honours,  that  on  the  18th  day  of  Beport. 
October  last  your  committee  met  pursuant  to  the  public 
advertisement  and  then  proceeded  to  set  by  public  cant  pabuc  cant, 
to  the  highest  and  fairest  bidder  for  one  year  com- 
mencing the  29th   day  of  September  last  the  several 
beams  and  scales  belonging  to  the  city  of  Dublin,  and 
several  persons  having  appeared  and  bid  on  the  said 
cant,  and  Mr.  Bloxham  having  bid  the  sum  of  £170,  Bioxham. 
and  no  other  person  having  bid  so  much,  we  thereupon 
la.  150.        declared  him  the  highest  bidder  and  taker  thereof  and 

thereupon  Mr.  Bloxham  paid  down  the  sum  of  £170,  Pajrment. 
pursuant  to  the  terms  of  agreement  and  agreeable  to 
the  terms  of  such  setting  caused  the  proper  power  to 
be  prepared  and  put  under  the  city  seal  appointing  the 
said  Mark  Bloxham  weigh-m  aster  during  the  term  weigh- 
aforesaid  and  to  take  the  oaths  necessary  upon  such 
appointment.* 

It  was  thereupon   granted,  the    committee's  .  report  order, 
confirmed  and  made  an  act  of  assembly. 

[7.]  Certain  of  the  oopamons,  to  reimburse  the  late  gJ5J"*» 
Lord  Mayor  the  expense  he  was  at  in  providing  horses  ^"^y^^- 
and  servants  for  the  state  coach :  whereupon  it  was  state 

*  coach. 

ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 
warrant,   pay   alderman   Thomas   Greene,  late   Lord  Payment. 
Mayor,   the    sum    of   £60,    for    the    purpose    above 
mentioned,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[8.]  Lord  Edward  Fitzgerald,  praying  freedom  by  Lord 
birth :  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant    to    the  fj^^^^J^- 
prayer  of  the  above  petition. 

[9.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  of  this  city  Franchise, 
to  be  presented  to  the  honourable  Thomas  FitzMaurice  ^»t'-. 

*  maunce. 

and  the  rather  for  his  attention    to    the    trade  and  Trade, 
manufactures   of    this    country    particularly   by    hisJJ*^^^^- 
receiving  the  revenues    of    his    large  estate  in  this  ^itl''*^ "' 
VOL.  xm.  p  D 


402  DTTBLIH   ASSEHBLT  BOLL,    1785. 

17S5.  kinffdom  in  the  manufactures  thereof:  whereupon  itxcnxxui.!. 

Order.  •  m.  lao. 

was  granted  gratis,  pursuant  to  the  prayer  of  the 

within  petition. 
Stewart.  [10.]  Cerfain  of  the  commons,  for  freedom  to  John 

^^^  ***   Stewart,  esquire:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant 

to  the  prayer  of  the  petition,  gratis. 
Biackau.         [H.]  Alderiflau  sir  Thomas  Blackall,  praying  to  have 
Leue.        a  lease  in  his  own  name  of  a  piece  of  ground  in  the 
^JJket      ^®w  market:  whereupon  it  was  granted,  pursuant  to 

the  prayer  of  the  petition. 

^e^tan,       t^^'l  '^^^  oxocutors  of  the  late  Anthony  Dermott, 

deceased,  praying  to  be  paid  a  sum  of  £1,800,  and 

City  bond*,  interest  due  by  six   city    bonds:  whereupon    it    was 

Pajmont.     Ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 

warrant,  pay  the  executors  of  Anthony  Dermott  the 

DebwituPM.  Bum  of  £1,800,  and  that  debentures    for    said    sumnLUo. 

bearing  interest  at  five  per  cent,  be  made  out  and 

put  under  the  city  seal  payable  to  the  city  treasurer 

in  order  to  enable  him  to  pay  said  sum  and  that  the 

bonds  payable  to  said  Anthony  Dermott  be  cancelled. 

Morgan.  [13.]  Columb  Morgau,  praying  to  be  paid  seven  city 

bonds  for  £100,  each :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that 

the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor*s  warrant, 

Payment,     pay  the  abovc  named  Columb  Morgan  the  above  sum 

Debenturei.  of  £700,  and  that  debentures  for   said   sum   bearing 

interest  at  five  per  cent,  be  made  out  and  put  under 

the  city  seal  payable  to  the  treasurer,  in  order  to  enable 

him  to  pay  said  sum  and  that  the  bonds  to  said  Columb 

Morgan  be  cancelled. 

Bo«,  [14.]  Henry  and  George  Roe,  praying  to  be  continued 

SJjw^tel     gaolers  of  his  majesty^s  new  prison:  whereupon  it  was 

ordered,  that  the  within  named  Henry  Roe  be  continued 

gaoler  at  Newgate  for  one  year  ending  next  Christmas 

assembly    1786,  and    that    George   Roe    his    son   be 

appointed  assistant  gaoler  to  the  said  Henry  Roe  during 

the  city's  pleasure  hot  exceeding  one  year,  provided  the 


DXTBUN   ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1786.  403 

RoUxjdiil.  said  Henry  Eoe  lives  so  long  and  provided  also  that  it^ 
the  said  George  Roe  do  constantly  reside  in  the  said 
gaol  during  the  time  aforesaid,  upon  their  giving  such 
security  of  indemnifyng  the  city  from  all  escapes  and  security, 
for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties  of  said  ofl&ce, 
as  the  Lord  Mayor  and  Sheriffs  shall  approve,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  ten  days  from  the  date 
hereof  or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be 
void,  and  in  such  case  the  Lord  Mayor  be  requested 
to  convene  a  post  assembly  to  appoint  a  proper  person 
to  be  gaoler  of  Newgate  in  the  room  of  the  said  Henry 
Eoe. 

[15.]  John  Bam^tt,  praying  to  be  continued  serjeant  Bmett, 
at  mace :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  above  «*<»• 
named  John  Barnett  be  and  is  hereby  continued  one 
of  the  Serjeants  at  mace  during  the  city's  pleasure  not 
exceeding  one  year  ending  Michaelmas,  1786,  he  giving     • 
such  security  for  the  faithful  discharge  of  the  duties 
of  said  office  and  redelivery  of  the  silver  mace,  as  the 
Lord    Mayor    and    Sheriffs    shall    approve    of,  said 
security  to  be  entered  into  in  one  month  from  this  date 
or  this  order  for  continuing  the  petitioner  to  be  void. 

[16.]  Certain  of  the  commons,  for  some  gratuity  to 
Doctor  Blundell :  whereupon  it  was  ordered,  that  the  BuSJdeu. 
city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  payment. 
above  named  Doctor  Blundell  the  sum  of  £20,  the  same 
to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts. 

[17.]  The  reverend  Richard  Strong,  incumbent  of  the  f^^22i[;^jj^ 
living  of  Rathdrum,  praying  a  sum  of  money  to  assist  Eathdrum. 
him  in  building  a  glebe  house  and  offices :  whereupon  gj^ 
it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  above  named  Richard  Strong  Payment 
the  sum  of  one  hundred  guineas,  the  same  to  be  allowed 
in  his  accounts,  and  that  the  said  sum  shall  be  in  full 
of  all  demands  which  Mr.  Strong  can  or  may  hereafter 
claim  from  the  city  of  Dublin. 


m.  14». 


404  DUBLIN  ▲SSEMBLT  BOLL,   1786. 

1785.  [18.]  Medicis  Oakes,  praying  allowance:  wKereupon bou nm-i. 

it  was  ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord 
Grant.        Mayor's  warrant,  pay  the  petitioner  ten  guineas. 

Bailie.  [19.]  Edward  Bailie,  praying  aid :  whereupon  it  was 

ordered,  that  the  city  treasurer  do,  on  the  Lord  Mayor's 

Grant.  Warrant,  pay  alderman  Henry  Howison  the  sum  of  ten 
guineas,  the  same  to  be  allowed  in  his  accounts,  which 
sum  is  to  be  laid  out  in  buying  necessaries  for  the 
within  named  Edward  Bailie,  pursuant  to  the  prayer 
of  the  within  petition. 

[20.]  The  report  of  the  committee  of  directors  of  the 
^^       Ballast  Office   to   the   general   assembly,  the  19th  of 
January,  1786. 

Report  *  Your  committoe,  since  their    Ifist   report   to  your 

honours,  have  nearly  completed  the  building  of  the  two 

Gabbardfc  new  gabbards  and  continued  the  repair  of  the  piles  as 
far  as  the  season  would  permit  and  also  the  other  works 
of  the  office. 

casiw  '  An  abstract  of  the  casH  is  hereunto  annexed,  which 

we  have  examined  and  Hud  there  is   a  balance  of 

£8,226  2s.  6d.,  on  the  Ballast  Office  fund,  from  which 

deducting  £7,903  198.  6Jd.,  overpaid  on  the  account  of 

Balance,      the  public  mouoy,  the  balance  in  the  hands  of  alderman 

Hart.         Henry  Hart,  Ballast  Master,  is  £322   2s.  lOJd.     All 

which  is  humbly  submitted  to  your  honours.' 
Ballast  state  of  the  Ballast  Office  accounts  from  the  13th 

accSSnts.  day  of  October,  1784,  inclusive  to  the  19th  day  of 
January,  1786,  exclusive. 


Ballast  Office,  Dr. 

iB   a.  d. 

To  btklance  of  last  quarter's  abstract                                                 . .     8202    I  0 

To  cash  received  since                    ..             ..               ..               ..    1096   6  5 

£0,297    7  5 


DUBUK  ASSEMBLY  BOLL,    1785.  405 

RoUzziii^ 

m.  1«.  Per  contra,  Cr. 

By  cash  paid  for  raising  baUast 
B7  cash  paid  for  repatring  the  piles 
m,14»bi        By  cash  paid